Posts Tagged ‘ Stewardship ’

6 CT universities noted in first green guide

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Making The Princeton Review’s first-ever “Guide to 286 Green Colleges” were Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and Yale University. In Massachusetts, 22 schools made the list.

Divinity School farm sowing seeds | Yale Daily News

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

What was once a 2,000 square-foot lawn in the northeast corner of the Yale Divinity School is now a sustainable garden. The 35 volunteers at the Yale Divinity School Farm are harvesting the lettuce from their first season of growing, said the farm’s founder, Andrew Barnett DIV ’12. The project is part of the Divinity

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Connecticut Sea Grant Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

Jan 5th, 2010 | By

Awards, totaling $657,702, will fund research projects focusing primarily on the ecosystems and natural resources of Long Island Sound and its surrounding shoreline communities STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut Sea Grant at the University of Connecticut has announced seven new grants to researchers for the years 2010-2012. Several of the proposals will examine current and emerging

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DEP, UConn Launch Website with Digital Maps and Data on State’s Environment

Dec 29th, 2009 | By

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) today launched a new website, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) that includes the latest and most accessible online maps and tools for viewing Connecticut’s environmental and natural resource information. CT News Junkie reports that

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Newtown gets space for environmental education – NewsTimes

Dec 10th, 2009 | By

A Ridgefield man is leading the local environmental movement, showing there is more to constructing a building than the bottom line. In addition to giving the town a conservation easement for 13 acres of wetlands behind his property, Mike Breede offered the town space in his building for students to perform research on the wetlands

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Connecticut Forests: The Best Went First | CEQ

Dec 7th, 2009 | By

HARTFORD – Connecticut’s most valuable forests – those furthest from the destabilizing influence of development – have been shrinking at a faster rate than forests overall. This was the conclusion of the Council on Environmental Quality when it examined new data from the University of Connecticut. The University’s Center for Land Use Education and Research

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UConn Working to Clean Mirror Lake | CT Environmental Headlines

Dec 4th, 2009 | By

By John Kennedy STORRS – Mirror Lake, a symbol of the University of Connecticut’s flagship campus since 1922, will be dredged next summer in order to improve the lake’s health and make it more aesthetically pleasing, said Dave Lotreck, the manager of Building Services, landscaping and elevators. Lotreck estimated the cost of the dredging project

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Event: 2nd Open Space Community Think Tank — FOOD: A Special Event to Build Community — This Saturday, Nov. 14!

Nov 13th, 2009 | By

The 2nd Open Space Community Think Tank — FOOD. Hard Times: Community Self-Reliance, at Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. We are in a time of Transition. “When the food trucks stop rollin’, what’s gonna keep us goin’?” “How can we work

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Two coyotes uses the wonders of nature to teach kids about their own abilities – The New Haven Register

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

Two Coyotes offers a variety of nature-based programs for kids and adults. They range from arrow-making and animal tracking to fire-building and swordsmanship. There are teen programs, after-school programs, overnight camping trips and weekday programs for kids who are home-schooled. via Two coyotes uses the wonders of nature to teach kids about their own abilities

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NRCS Announces Strong Interest In New Conservation Stewardship Program —

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

Connecticut Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Douglas L. Zehner today announced the success of the agency’s newest program – the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). “We’ve had a good year,” said Zehner. “Over $12.9 million in financial assistance has been provided through CSP; and now the sign-up for 2010 is underway.”

DEP Announces Proposed Regulations To Better Protect State’s Rivers and Streams

Oct 13th, 2009 | By

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today formally proposed regulations to better protect Connecticut’s rivers and streams by striking the right balance between human and ecological needs. “These new regulations will help make certain we meet human needs for water in a manner that also protects aquatic life, wildlife and natural resources,” DEP Commissioner

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River looks for a few friends

Oct 13th, 2009 | By

Tuscany Restaurant Pizzeria at 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington is one of a few Quinnipiac River Watershed Association Executive Director Mary Mushinsky has recruited for her Friends of the River program, which tries to get business owners with properties bordering watershed areas to follow a list of “best practices” for preventing pollution runoff, such as

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New ‘report’ informs decision-making and advocacy for the betterment of the world | CT Environmental Headlines

Oct 7th, 2009 | By

“The first decades of the 21st century are expected to decide the quality of life, locally and globally, far into the future. As 2010 approaches, understanding the pace of progress toward sustainable practices – whether efforts to manage environmental risks are catching up or falling behind – takes on new urgency.” So begins the report

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Video – Last piece of dam at Stamford’s Mill River Park is taken down – Greenwich Time

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

STAMFORD — Marking a critical step in the city’s effort to restore a river in the heart of downtown, workers on Tuesday broke down the remaining pieces of the Main Street dam in Mill River Park. via Video – Last piece of dam at Stamford’s Mill River Park is taken down – Greenwich Time.

Go Greener Greenwich aims to educate: Eco-Fair draws a thousand – Greenwich Citizen – News

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

The first Go Greener Greenwich Eco-Fair took root in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday as swarms of green-minded citizens, many on the young side, strolled by an extraordinary array of show-and-tell exhibits demonstrating how to live greener both inside and outside. via Go Greener Greenwich aims to educate – Greenwich Citizen – News.

Biologists Work to Preserve Protected Plant :: Washington and Lee University

Sep 17th, 2009 | By

David Marshall, one of John Knox’s former students at Washington & Lee, and now a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, has found Helenium virginicum in Missouri. Knox, the W&L professor emeritus of biology who leads the biology team there, continues work to protect the plant otherwise known as Virginia sneezeweed. Biologists

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Greener Diet Cuts Dairy Cows’ Methane Burps |

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By

Greener Diet Cuts Dairy Cows' Methane Burps | “To satisfy consumers’ demands for sustainable production, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy in Rosemont, Ill., is looking at everything from growing feed crops to trucking milk to reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. That would be the equivalent of removing

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Three Rivers to offer ‘green’ certification |

Jun 20th, 2009 | By

Three Rivers to offer 'green' certification | “Three Rivers Community College is “going green” this fall with two new certificate programs emphasizing environmental sustainability.” Provided by

CBIA Conference Shows Sustainability Alive and Well | BuildingCTGreen

Jun 19th, 2009 | By

CBIA Conference Shows Sustainability Alive and Well | BuildingCTGreen: "The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) hosted its third annual sustainability conference on Tuesday, June 16. Leaders from around the Nutmeg State—and beyond—convened in Hartford to discuss best-in-class sustainability initiatives and to assess how “green” practices are faring in these difficult economic times." Provided by

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Essential Action on the Climate Crisis Held Hostage by Obstructionists in Congress | CT Environmental Headlines

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

Essential Action on the Climate Crisis Held Hostage by Obstructionists in Congress: Strong public support exists for Congressional Climate Leadership | CT Environmental Headlines: NEW HAVEN, CT – Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is urging Representatives in New York and Connecticut to fight against a small group of Midwestern Representatives who are seeking to

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