Posts Tagged ‘ Sustainability ’

Amsterdam Global Conference of Sustainability and Transparency

May 26th, 2010 | By

In his opening speech at the 2010 conference, Global Reporting Initiative Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen put forth several propositions pertaining to the future of GRI and the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Take the survey by following the link below. All responses must be in by 12 noon on Friday 28 May 2010. Please take part in this survey during

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Washington, D.C., Expands Bike-Sharing Program

May 24th, 2010 | By

Washington, D.C., the first American city to launch a bike-sharing program, continues to endear itself to those on two wheels by announcing that it will replace SmartBike, a system with 120 bikes and 10 stations, with a new bike-sharing system that that will offer 1,100 bikes and 114 stations in the District and next-door Arlington

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The IKEA Sustainability Report 2009 now available

May 20th, 2010 | By

With a store in New Haven, Connecticut, IKEA  continues to fight climate change – expanding our cooperation with WWF in four new climate projects and equipping 150 stores and distribution centers with solar panels for electricity production. IKEA Social Initiative continues its fight for children’s rights and now supports UNICEF and Save the Children programs

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CBIA’s 2010 Sustainability Conference Wednesday, June 9, 2010

May 17th, 2010 | By

Join CBIA and others from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hartford Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford for a Hartford Business Journal Business Week events. Connecticut businesses are leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and have demonstrated a strong commitment to good green business practices. More companies of all sizes have developed strategies to

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Walmart keeping eye on sustainability goals

May 14th, 2010 | By

Walmart launched its sustainability efforts in 2005, and to date says it has made changes that are “”adding value” to its business. In the company’s Global Sustainability Report – 2010 Progress Update, Walmart says it continues to expand its renewable energy investments with new solar projects and by purchasing electricity generated by renewable sources.



Is our community sustainable? | Redding Pilot

May 7th, 2010 | By

While money can certainly be equated with vested power, and perhaps an illusion of control, it has never been able to purchase long life and happiness. Perhaps it is time to take a hard look at our assumptions, because what we are doing is not life-sustaining, much less financially sustainable. via Is our community sustainable?

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Hens for Hamden: A call for supporters of local food and community sustainability, Tuesday, May 11

May 6th, 2010 | By

A call has gone out for supporters of local food and community sustainability to attend a public hearing of Hamden’s Planning & Zoning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Memorial Library Complex, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT. We need your support now for legalizing backyard hens in

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Rural UConn Is a University in Want of a Town

Apr 24th, 2010 | By

Nearly a decade after UConn officials and the Town of Mansfield, of which Storrs is a section, began planning the $300 million project, nobody can predict when dirt will fly at the site on Storrs Road.



Mending Walls: A Look at Cohousing in New Haven

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Cohousing is catching on in New England, with projects in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. The mission statement of the Nutmeg State’s project, known as Green Haven Cohousing, sums up the appeal of cohousing:  “Members work together to create a socially rich community that is safe, sustainable, diverse, egalitarian, supportive, attractive and affordable.”



Ecological LLC Forms Alliance with Cushman & Wakefield

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Ecological LLC has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) to provide Comprehensive Sustainability Services(TM) to C&W’s clients. The strategic alliance will further enhance C&W’s sustainability offerings while providing Ecological with access to the extensive C&W platform.



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.



Highlights of CCSU Sustainability Conference Will Include State DEP Commissioner

Apr 1st, 2010 | By

The Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition is holding its third annual Global Environmental Sustainability conference at Central Connecticut State University on Monday, April 5. The main highlight of the event is keynote speaker Amey Marrella, who is the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner at 12:45 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Marrella’s department is responsible for

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Third Annual Global Environmental Sustainability Symposium | CCSU

Mar 26th, 2010 | By

Monday – April 05, 2010, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: TBA 3rd Annual Global Environmental Sustainability Symposium: A Green Economy for a Sustainable Future The transition to a greener economy by redefining the American economy from one of development towards one of sustainable developement. For more information, including schedule and registration (required only for

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Group to host economic development seminar in Danielson

Mar 15th, 2010 | By

The Northeast Connecticut Economic Alliance, in conjunction with Northeast Utilities, will host “Economic Development, Smart Growth & Regionalization: What’s in it for MY town,” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. March 25 at the Quinebaug Valley Community College campus in Danielson. via Group to host economic development seminar in Danielson – Norwich Bulletin.



Regional Efforts Need A Hand – Courant.com

Mar 14th, 2010 | By

Most regional activity in the state has not involved core services such as public safety. Yet if the budget projections are correct and the state falls off the fiscal cliff with a $6 billion deficit in 2013, shared might be the only way to deliver some services. Are regional police departments an idea whose time

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2nd Lyceum Forum Explores Policy Ideas on Housing, Transportation Environment

Mar 13th, 2010 | By

March 12, 2010 – Future federal housing policy will put a premium on affordable, energy-efficient housing created near transit and existing infrastructure, the director of HUD’s Hartford office told a full house of experts in housing, transit, environmental protection and government at The Lyceum March 10. HUD’s Julie Fagan told the gathering that the Sustainable

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BGreen 2020: A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport

Mar 5th, 2010 | By

The City of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Regional Business Council today celebrate the release of BGreen 2020, a Sustainability Plan that outlines the policies and actions to be implemented in the next decade to improve the quality of life, social equity, and economic competitiveness of the city while reducing carbon emissions and increasing the community’s resilience

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Yale staying sustainable by buying in bulk?

Feb 26th, 2010 | By

Students who serve themselves a horseradish-crusted wild salmon sandwich at lunch in a residential college dining hall on Friday may not realize just how “wild” the dish is. A single delivery of 30,000 pounds of sustainably fished salmon from an Alaskan fishery back in the fall has provided all the salmon served in dining halls

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Students call for sustainability coordinator

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

Environmental coalition calls for full-time position UConn is considering a full-time sustainability coordinator on campus after Eco-Coalition representatives came up with the idea, according to Lisa Troyer, President Michael Hogan’s chief of staff.



Keys to Sustaining Sustainability Projects, Two from Greenbiz.com

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

Why Bringing Employees on Board Helps Sustainability Projects Succeed WASHINGTON, DC — Getting employees engaged and educated on sustainability practices and a company’s specific green goals can save millions by boosting efficiency and making those goals more likely to succeed. via Why Bringing Employees on Board Helps Sustainability Projects Succeed | GreenBiz.com. The Three Keys

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