Trinity Professor Amber Pitt’s Fall 2017 “Global Perspectives in Biodiversity and Conservation” course went above and beyond to engage students in biodiversity and conservation efforts. Continue reading “Students Explore Biodiversity Conservation Efforts in Hartford”
This week, the City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability will be continuing its series of resident climate action meetings. Hosted on 2/15 at 5:30, the meeting will be held at KNOX’s site at 75 Laurel Street in Hartford. Continue reading “Office of Sustainability launches climate action groups! Join Us…”
Great news! Hartford just became the second major American city in the country to eliminate parking minimums citywide. On December 12, 2017, the Planning and Zoning Commission, chaired by Sara Bronin, voted to approve a measure that eliminated minimum parking requirements for new development. Continue reading “P&Z Continues Innovation!”
We should all celebrate the publication of Hartford’s Birds – Park Habitat Revitalization and Conservation, which draws lessons from the Urban Bird Treaty.
We all get by with a little help from our friends, and here in Hartford, we have some good friends up near Boston! Fair Foods, a Dorchester-based non-profit organization, recently brought more than two tons of surplus food from Boston’s wholesalers to Bloomfield’s Foodshare just in time for Thanksgiving. The dedicated staff and volunteers from Fair Foods made the deliveries on their days off, and we’re exceptionally grateful for their kindness during this holiday season. Continue reading “Two tons of holiday cheer from Boston”
Happy Holidays, Hartford! Did you know that, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Americans produce five million more pounds of food waste than at other times of the year? On an annual basis, 40% of food goes to waste. If just 1/3 of our nation’s annual waste was redirected instead of tossed out, we could solve food insecurity across the country and here at home. Continue reading “Tips for Planning a Zero Food Waste Holiday”
Special thanks to University of Hartford student Rachel Rosa for designing the new logo of the Hartford Climate Stewardship Initiative! Continue reading “Unveiling our New Logo!”
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk from home. Parks are an essential element of urban life, providing residents with a safe place to exercise, socialize, or just unwind. Green spaces beautify and cool neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life for all.
Hartford’s Keney Park and the Keney Park Sustainability Project (KSPS) were featured in the National Association For Olmsted Parks (NAOP) Fall Newsletter. Continue reading “Keney Park Featured In NAOP’s Fall Issue”