Posts Tagged ‘ Westport ’

Author-Activist Bill McKibben Kicks Off New Aspetuck Land Trust Lecture Series

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
From left, Aspetuck Land Trust executive committee members: Princie Falkenhagen, Easton, Lisa Brodlie, Weston, author Bill McKibben, Nancy Moon, Fairfield, Heather Williams, Westport, and Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant from Fairfield. (contributed)

Speaking to some 200 Aspetuck Land Trust members from Fairfield, Weston, Westport and Easton gathered at the Pequot Library earlier this month, climate change activist author Bill McKibben reported on the risks and challenges within the global climate change public policy debate.

Westport Signs Clean Energy Communities Pledge

Aug 12th, 2013 | By

The Town of Westport has signed a pledge recommitting to the Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes Connecticut cities and towns to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of clean and renewable energy. The town joins more than 60 other Connecticut municipalities that have already taken the pledge. For more

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Westport Considers Second Downtown Development Proposal

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

The Downtown 2020 Committee heard the second design firm proposal for the redevelopment of Westport’s central area at another Town Hall meeting Wednesday night. The RBA Group of Connecticut, LLC, based in Norwalk, presented its plan, which placed an emphasis on the Saugatuck River as the place where Westport began and the place where its future lies,

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Harbor Watch receives grant from state

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

Harbor Watch received a boost by the state this week in the form of a $38,165 grant to help with a project that will expand its shoreline tracking effort to assist in the elimination of bacteria sources identified in 2012. For more on this story, visit: Harbor Watch receives grant from state – Business.

Westport welcomes first energy efficient train station, car charging stations

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By

Outfitted with energy efficient solar panels on the roof, the building also features new electric vehicle charging stations, which makes it the first in the state to transition into the alternative energy source.

Gault Energy launches ’150 years of community’ in Westport

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

The Gault family kicked off its 150th Anniversary celebration at the one place that uniquely tells the Gault story from 1863 to present: the Gault Barn, otherwise known as the Gault Brothers Farmstead.

Solar power outlook brightens with vehicle charging stations set for RR depot

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

Thousands of Westport commuters rely on the electrical grid to power the trains that take them to work from the Saugatuck Railroad Station each day. Soon, they will be able to take advantage of a brighter source to get them to and from the station. For more on this story, visit: Solar power outlook brightens

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Letter: Westport Transit Is On The Move

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

A letter from Jim Ross, Chair, Westport Citizens Transit Committee, to the Westport Daily Voice On behalf of the Westport Citizens Transit Committee I want to take this opportunity to update Westport residents on some great progress being made for Westport’s public transportation services. For more on this story, visit: Letter: Westport Transit Is On

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Solarize Westport Kicks Off Clean Energy Effort

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

More than 75 persons including local and state officials filled the auditorium at Earthplace tonight to kick off Solarize Westport, a clean energy project showcasing Westport being one of four Connecticut municipalities chosen to participate in a state program dubbed Solarize Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Solarize Westport Kicks Off Clean Energy Effort

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Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Members of the Aspetuck Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation group, voted to elect five board members representing Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport to new terms on the board of directors of the 46-year-old organization. via Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors |

Saugatuck commuter station goes solar

May 25th, 2012 | By

The City of Westport, Conn. is preparing to install a roof full of solar photovoltaic panels on the shelter at its Saugatuk commuter train station.

Welcome To Westport, Where They Recycle In Ways You’ve Never Seen (or maybe you have)

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

As CBS 2’s Lou Young found out on Thursday, the town of Westport thinks it has a cure for that particular type of “separation anxiety.” On recycling day you’ll notice something probably a lot different from the way it works at your house. “Everything goes in one place now. It’s great!” resident Carol Dulce told

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Wakeman Town Farm apprentice program for middle schoolers Feb.-June

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

Middle school students who like to get their hands dirty can become apprentices at the Wakeman Town Farm, taking a role in planning, designing and planting the gardens there. The after-school program for boys and girls in grades six through eight will be conducted most Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the town farm,

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Power Outages Lead to Air Quality Alert

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an air quality action day for Westport an area until midnight. An air quality action day means that particulate matter within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy levels for parts of Connecticut due to elevated levels of particle pollution. For more on this

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Westporters recruited for ‘challenge’ of energy conservation

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

Jethmalani’s home is one of about 160 in Westport that have undergone an assessment to evaluate and reduce its energy use as part of the Westport Home Energy Challenge, an ambitious new energy efficiency initiative launched earlier this year. The program is part of the statewide Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge, which is backed by a $4.2 million grant from the federal Department of Energy and includes 14 towns in Connecticut.

Single Stream Recycling Starts in Westport Friday

Jun 28th, 2011 | By

Householders (I believe they mean homeowners, and it makes me wonder whether this story was outsources to China) in Westport will be able to chuck more into their blue recycling boxes from Friday, July 1, when the town starts the single stream recycling system. Residents can deposit a wider range of materials for recycling –

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Service cuts still on the road for Westport bus routes

Jun 21st, 2011 | By

Westport Transit District officials have confirmed they are likely to impose a series of service cuts to local bus routes proposed in response to a $40,000 budget reduction approved last month by the Representative Town Meeting.

New bird conservation initiative takes flight on Westport’s Cockenoe Island

Jun 8th, 2011 | By

Town Conservation Department and Wildlife Service officials say they hope the haven will create more local interest in avian conservation efforts.

Community effort helps stem tide of Sasco pollution in Westport

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

We all have different ideas about what contributes to our quality of life or detracts from it, but we usually can agree that the natural environment, when it’s free from pollution, provides some significant benefits. via Community effort helps stem tide of Sasco pollution – Westport News.

One Bin for All Recyclables a Possibility in Westport

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

Single-stream recycling, as it is called, may be in Westport’s future as early as July 1, 2011, said Stephen Edwards, director of the Department of Public Works, today. via One Bin for All Recyclables a Possibility – – Westport, Connecticut.