Bill puts DEP in charge of landfill siting Bulletin

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed a bill this week that local leaders think will make it harder to create an ash landfill in Franklin, although the state’s trash authority hasn’t given up on the project.

Christmas Tree Farms Benefit the Environment

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

The Christmas Trees we grow benefit the environment. Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms, such as Lovell Tree Farm, benefit the environment long before you take home the tree for the Holidays. Real Christmas trees are a benefit to the environment from the time they are planted until after the holiday season when they can

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Open competition for town’s lucrative recycling contract begins

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

Following the lead of Stamford and Norwalk, Greenwich will drop out of a regional recycling coalition next year when its current contract comes up for renewal, a move that town officials say could save taxpayers $1 million annually. via Open competition for town’s lucrative recycling contract begins – GreenwichTime.

State Rep. Schofield nominated for re-election to Connecticut General Assembly

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

Her four years in office have been characterized by results that have benefited Conn. residents and Simsbury residents. She’s taken tough stands on budget issues and has been a leading voice for fiscal prudence. She got legislation passed to improve health insurance options for individuals and businesses. … She got legislation passed to expand and

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Town of Salem, CT, moving to single stream recycling

Jun 1st, 2010 | By

Starting June 2, 2010, the town of Salem, Connecticut, will be going to Single Stream Recycling. This will allow many more items to be recycled. It will be easier to recycle too, since all recyclables can be put in the same bin and are then sorted at the recycling facility. As a community we do

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Jack Johnson remains authentic amid a sea of hype: Tour to raise funds for the environment and buses to run on biodiesel

Jun 1st, 2010 | By

Jack Johnson’s family will tag along for a world tour, and Johnson hopes to please crowds by night and blend into them by day. After a European swing, a 35-date North American leg starts July 9 in Hartford, Conn. His 2008 tour grosses exceeded $22 million, according to Billboard Boxscore, and all his profits went

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Connecticut Green News from Building CT Green

May 28th, 2010 | By

News from Building CT Green: Propark Building World’s Greenest Parking Facility Hartford, Conn. – According to the Denver Business Journal, Hartford- based parking-lot operator Propark America is building an $18.6 million parking project near Denver International Airport that’s billed by its developer as the world’s greenest parking facility.

Column: Hazardous waste disposal events a plus

May 21st, 2010 | By

Since 1993, Colchester has sponsored a household hazardous waste collection event in an effort to provide the residents and small businesses of Colchester a place to properly dispose of these products. These one-day events produced a surprisingly large number of participants, but left those that missed the event high and dry until the following year.

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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.

How much open space does Connecticut have?

May 14th, 2010 | By

In the 2009 edition of Environmental Quality in Connecticut there are good trends — cleaner air, more bald eagles and piping plovers, more people recycling. But when it comes to reporting the amount of open space in the state, the report can’t say.

FAQs about new single-stream recycling system

May 14th, 2010 | By

Starting the week of June 7, 2010, the Town of West Hartford will begin collecting household recycling in 95-gallon automated barrels. Collection vehicles similar to the trucks that collect refuse will now be used to collect recyclables. The West Hartford News answers some questions about barrels and recycling: via FAQs about new single-stream recycling system

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Hartford Officials Expect To Save $100,000 With Single-Stream Recycling

May 10th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — City officials estimate that the single-stream recycling program launched in Hartford last October will save the city about $100,000 in tipping fees when this fiscal year ends June 30.

urbanminers moving to new location this weekend!

May 7th, 2010 | By

Urban Miners is moving to a new location and is having a MAJOR CLOSEOUT to celebrate. Friday and Saturday May 7th & 8th 9 to 3 PM — Moving from our old warehouse at 39 Oregon Avenue — Painted interior doors $10 each – Select sinks and toilets $10 each — Really inexpensive windows —

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Recycling law (5120) passes both houses, on to Governor for signature

May 6th, 2010 | By

An Act Concerning Private And Municipal Recycling, Zoning Ordinances And Solid Waste Collection Contracts passed both houses during the legislative session that ended yesterday. The description of the bill includes the following: The law is to expand municipal reports concerning recycling, expand the list of designated recyclable items, prohibit zoning laws that prohibit the use

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EPA Awards Bridgeport, Conn. $75K to Support Asthma Reduction, Water Quality Improvements and a Recycling Initiative

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

EPA is awarding a total of $75,000 in grants to the City of Bridgeport to support asthma reduction efforts, water quality improvements in Long Island Sound and a paper recycling program at two local schools. The funds are part of EPA’s commitment toward environmental justice (EJ) efforts for the City, one of 10 communities selected

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Students focus on the environment with Rooftop Rally and RecycleMania

Apr 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut College students took to the rooftops to demonstrate their passion for the environment this Earth Week. Members of the College’s Renewable Energy Club (REC), a student group dedicated to encouraging energy conservation, organized the “Rooftop Rally for Renewable Energy,” a benefit concert to raise money to install solar panels for New London’s Water Street

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Wiltonians may ‘shed their meds’ next Saturday

Apr 27th, 2010 | By

Pat Sesto, the town’s director of environmental affairs and event co-chair, said from an environmental perspective, it’s important to properly dispose of unwanted medications.

Big machine needed for big job

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

This month, the Willimantic Waste Paper Co. marks a year of using the Bollegraaf single-stream recycling system. The system, made in the Netherlands, can sort recyclables faster that previously possible, processing more than 25 tons of material an hour.

A Proposal for Recycling Paint, by Nancy Cohen, CPBN

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would shift the responsibility for recycling and disposing of paint from cities and towns — to paint manufacturers. The House is expected to vote on it tomorrow.