Posts Tagged ‘ Sustainability ’

Economic benefits of sustainable streets subject of new report out of NYC

Dec 20th, 2013 | By

A new report shows that it is now possible to document the impacts of changes in street design on surrounding locally-owned retail businesses, expanding the range of metrics available to measure the effects of these projects.

Central Connecticut State coming up green

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

The environmental sustainability movement is growing stronger on college campuses across the U.S. Central Connecticut State University is no different. The momentum for going green began soon after President Jack Miller was one of the first to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment back in 2007.

Yale’s Sterling Power Plant Wins AIA Connecticut Honor Award

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., has been recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut chapter.

Pushing for Sustainability at Conn College

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

At Connecticut College sustainability means more than making the college environmentally friendly or simply implementing solar panels everywhere. Here, sustainability is about finding solutions to problems that encompass environmental, social and economic interests. Thanks to the Student Sustainability Grant Program launched by President Higdon last fall, many student initiatives have come to fruition. For more

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New Rankings on Coutries’ Environmental Performance

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Since 2000, Yale University and Columbia University have been ranking countries’ environmental performance, releasing their comprehensive results and trend reports every two years. Responding to the need for “rigorous, data-driven” measurements, the index is meant to “add to the foundation of empirical support for sound policymaking.” The universities, which have collaborated with the World Economic Forum, also wanted to create

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‘Walkability’ seen askey development focus

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

STAMFORD — Densely developed urban centers as well as spread-out suburbs will falter if urban planners neglect a better balance between automobile traffic, transit, and pedestrians, Regional Plan Association President David Kooris said. For more on this story, visit: ‘Walkability’ seen askey development focus – StamfordAdvocate.

Mayors focus on sustainability

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

Effective environmental stewardship starts at the local level, two mayors stressed Wednesday at a SoundWaters-sponsored lecture hosted by Purdue Pharma. For more on this story, visit: Mayors focus on sustainability – Connecticut Post.

HUD grants to help communities like Stamford, Mansfield, pursue sustainability

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Stamford, Connecticut is getting a grant to plan a “Health and Wellness District” around the Stamford Hospital, which shows that some of the most interesting grants were made for innovative efforts by individual communities rather than regional authorities. In the Kansas City region, a grant emphasizes older suburbs: the 19 member communities of the area’s

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Boosting cities’ food resilience

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a

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When green jobs open up, will workforce be there?

Oct 4th, 2011 | By

Gateway Community College in New Haven had great expectations for the inaugural term of its Center for a Sustainable Future, with 10 continuing education courses from hands-on solar training in a brand-new lab to certification as a sustainable building adviser. But so far, only two of the courses have enough people enrolled to make them viable.

Gateway’s Center for a Sustainable Future offers classes ranging from grant writing to Solar Design and Installation

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

As the State of Connecticut organizes the many new programs and economic opportunities enabled by the passage this spring of sweeping energy legislation, CT Environmental Headlines is pleased to share with you the Center for a Sustainable Future course schedule for the Fall of 2011. Click on this environmental headline for the complete story.

Obituary: Peter Berg Oct. 1, 1937 — July 28, 2011

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By

On the morning of Thursday, July 28, Planet Drum Foundation’s founder, Peter Berg, breathed his last. His life-partner, Judy, and daughter, Ocean, were with him. In many ways his death was too soon and unexpected. Now he has joined the electric pulse of the planet; he exists in the earth and sky, water and wind, and in our hearts and memories. Look for him in the glittering sparkles of sunlight, in the stars at night, and in all the beauty of Pachamama which he so loved.

Propark Wins Green Parking Council Sustainability AwardSustainability Award

Jul 27th, 2011 | By

Propark America, has been recognized by the MetroHartford Alliance and the Hartford Business Journal as a 2011 Business Champion for Excellence in Sustainability, The Green Parking Council (GPC) recently announced.

Gateway Community College’s registration for a Sustainable Future Summer classes has begun

Apr 4th, 2011 | By

Gateway Community College’s registration for summer classes began on April 1, 2011. For those of you who have been waiting to register for any of the classes in our attached summer schedule, you may register now. Please note the reduction in fees for attending their two solar offerings.

Dixon Joins AmericanTowns to Spearhead New Green Initiatives Website

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Daphne Dixon, the founder of Conscious Decisions, has joined Fairfield-based as Director, GreenTowns.

Business, solar and events from BuildingCTGreen

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Oakleaf moves into new green digs Windsor, Conn. – Last week, Oakleaf, a nationally recognized leader in waste management, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided tours. The new location at 415 Day Hill Road, in Windsor will better serve clients, employees and create more jobs

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Conn. woodshop earns state forestry certification

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

The Open Talon, is among businesses eligible to receive the Connecticut Grown logo for their use of Connecticut forestry products.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch to receive Nat. Env. Hall of Fame award

Jan 2nd, 2011 | By

The National Environmental Hall of Fame will recognize Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch at 7 p.m. Monday night, Jan. 3 during the City Council Meeting located at 45 Lyon Terrace, City Council Chambers, First floor, Bridgeport CT.

A Taste of New Haven Sustainability

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

Last week more than 25 people boarded a bus from Hartford to New Haven to learn about sustainability in the Elm City. Seven of the participants on the tour were part of a special delegation from Chile that traveled to Connecticut to attend the Land Trust Rally and learn about land conservation laws and practices in the United States.

Yale Strengthens Commitment to Community Sustainability

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

The plan has goals and targets designed to advance Yale’s efforts over the next three years and considers the University as an organization: the campus serves as a living laboratory, work place, learning environment, home, cultural repository, research enterprise, and more.

This sustainability framework focuses on campus and administrative systems in an effort to strengthen the foundation of Yale’s sustainability commitment. “Our success in this endeavor depends upon leadership at the individual, unit, and institutional levels.”