Sustainable Greater New Haven Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship and Green Action Guide For Connecticut

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The proven fact that people and their businesses can prosper by doing good is not new. This progressive business philosophy that has been called many things including  “triple bottom line” (people, planet, profit), “impact investing” and “sustainability” — all describing vision statements and pathways that address social concerns and community planning issues including  environmental pollution, natural-resource depletion, public health, conservation of resources, job creation, economic growth and the needs of the least fortunate. 

The Environmental Stewardship and Green Action Guide For Connecticut is organized by News, Resources, Housing, Farming, Food, Travel, Public Policy and Energy. If you think you belong here, let me know (two zero three six two seven four two one three)   Page Editor Dave Carr

 NEWS

CT Environmental Headlines A commitment to the preservation of Connecticut’s environment. 

CT Organic Consumers Directory of eco-friendly products available in Connecticut 

Connecticut Green Scene Stories, events and news which showcases the local green community.

EDUCATIONAL ACTION COMMUNITY 

Yale Urban Resources Initiative Land stewardship, environmental education and urban forestry.

New Haven Green Drinks Local charters meet monthly to discuss local green events. 

Connecticut Energy Info Ways to save energy, efficiency incentive programs and events.

Green Festivals Shows where businesses showcase eco-friendly programs and products. 

 REUSE RESOURCES

Earth911Find local vendors who recycle any material.

Call2Recycle Rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program. 

Computer Recycling, LLC Handles all types of end-of-life computer solutions. 

Reconstruction Center Sells new, used, antique and surplus building materials. 

ReStore Donate building supplies, furniture and appliances to build Habitat homes.

Urban Miners Building deconstruction and material salvage for residential and commercial. 

Connecticut Recycling Guide Options for recycling many common and uncommon goods. 

We Recycle, LLC Electronics recycling, recovery of raw materials and products.

You Renew Electronics Turn in old usable electronic devices and receive cash.

BUILDING PRODUCTS and SUSTAINABLE HOUSING 

Workforce Alliance Services for job seekers and employers. 

Building CT Green Aspects of green business and green building in Connecticut.

CT Homebuilder’s Assn Identify resources and programs to support green construction.

Center for Green Building Ecologically sound, sustainable building materials and services.

CT Green Business Center A network for businesses to become more eco-friendly.

Eco-Smart,Inc. New England Green Building plans and information.

Green Home Guide Green home professionals, articles and information. 

Neighborhood Housing Services Creates low/moderate-income family homes in New Haven.

Green Lodging Green lodging certification program and Connecticut green lodging certified hotels.

Micro Grid Wind Solar Battery Configuration To achieve measured distribution, storage and power shaving.

FARMING AND FOOD

Association of Connecticut Fairs  Links to all the agriculture fairs in Connecticut. 

Dream Team Foods  Full Service Eco Catering with Organic Option. 

CitySeed Increasing awareness and participation in growing a sustainable local food system.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Public outreach in agriculture and related fields.

Connecticut Department of Agriculture Educates citizens about the state’s diverse agriculture.

 Local Food Guide to Connecticut Winter and summer farmer’s markets, pick your own farms. 

Green Restaurants Association Increasing environmental responsibility in the restaurant industry.

New England Farm Ways Established to make farms more visible and accessible.

Green Bride Guide Comprehensive resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas.

 TRAVEL and RIDESHARING

Connecticut Commuter Services Provides lists of transportation options throughout Connecticut. 

Rideshare Commuters pay a monthly fee and the nonprofit takes care of the rest. 

Telecommute CT Free assistance implementing telecommuting as a worksite alternative.

NuRide Earn rewards when you carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, telecommute or use public transit. 

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CT Fund for the Environment A non-profit protecting land resources and Long Island Sound. 

Department of Public Utility Control Regulates electricity, gas, water and telecommunication. 

Environment Connecticut Statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Connecticut Siting Council Governs utility location and environmental impact.

New England Clean Energy Council  Innovation, growth, education, adoption and policy. 

New Haven Office of Sustainability Energy efficiency, pollution prevention, reuse and recycling.

LED for Industry Provides 100% return on 250 watt retrofit investment in one year.

POWER

Electric Generation Rates Compare the rate you pick for the generation portion of your electric bill.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Become a producer, selling energy to the regional power grid.

Connecticut Solar Lease Obtain a 5 year equipment lease to generate electric at your property.

Hydrogen Highway Project  Interstate 95 is a hydrogen highway from Maine to Florida. 

CT Clean Energy Options Choose energy from sources including as wind and small hydro.

DSIRE Incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

EPA New England Explore key environmental issues in New England. 

National Green Building Council Green building topics, networking and LEED training.

Energy Efficiency How to use energy in a home more efficiently and obtain federal tax credits.
 
Understanding Lead EPA requirements for lead paint renovation, repair and removal. 

Federal Tax Credits A list of all the federal tax credits which are available in 2012.

Eco-Smart, Inc. New England  Residential and Commercial Fuel Cells.

North American Wind Power Magazine All aspects of the wind energy generation and distribution.

Solar Industry Magazine All aspects of the Solar Industry & trends that are driving the sector.

Wind Powering America Educates the consumer and summarizes wind activity in the state. 

Wind-Solar-Battery-Power Management Solutions

USA Made High Bay LED

USA Made LED Floodlights

USA Made Shoebox Style LED Area Lights

USA Made Cobrahead LED Street Lights

 

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