April is Earth Month, which includes both Earth Day (April 22nd) and Arbor Day (April 27th). We’ve got some tips on how you can make a difference this month and how you can join us in our celebration of our most incredible natural resources.
The Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy held its annual Community Food Security Awards on Wednesday, March 28th. Recognizing leadership in local food justice, the awards highlighted Hartford’s organizations and individuals improving the well-being of residents and visitors. Continue reading “Making Hartford More Food Secure”
ASHES TO ASHES
The race is on to save our Ash trees! The Emerald Ash Borer first reared its green head in Connecticut in 2012, and has the potential to infest and kill nearly 10,000 trees in Hartford alone, and millions across the state! Continue reading “Ashes to Ashes”
Hartford is building momentum with its Climate Action Plan! Continue reading “Food for Thought”
The City of Hartford views shared solar as a win for consumers, businesses, and the environment! Connecticut residents pay the highest electric rates in the continental US. As it stands today, solar energy is far too expensive for many individual Hartford residents to afford. Shared solar programs allow residents to purchase electricity generated by a solar installation that feeds the grid. This concept makes solar power more accessible for consumers by addressing issues related to financing, owner/renter status, and unsuitable siting. Community shared solar allows everyone to benefit from solar power.
Last fall, the City of Hartford established an Energy Improvement District (EID), which can be used to enter into contracts, to buy or lease energy facilities, to increase energy efficiency, and to make it easier and cheaper to do business in Hartford. The board, which consists of nine voting members and five non-voting members, includes residents along with representatives from local businesses and Eversource. Continue reading “Energy Improvement District Adopts Comprehensive Plan”
Hartford is going full steam ahead with its Climate Action Plan! The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with KNOX, hosted its second climate action group meeting last week. Continue reading “Keeping Things Green And Clean in Hartford”
The City of Hartford, led by Bike & Pedestrian Coordinator, Sandy Fry, is developing a citywide bike plan! This week, a few dozen people gathered at a public meeting to kick off the discussion. Continue reading “Citywide Bike Planning Commences!”
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”