Did you know that Hartford has a growing energy and innovation ecosystem? This year, world-class startups participated in Upward Lab’s Smart Buildings program, bringing with them world-class technology and ideas to reduce costs associated with energy use in buildings and more. Continue reading “Getting to Know: Smart Buildings”
As part of our National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant, we’re working on increasing awareness about the importance of our local waters and the greater Long Island Sound watershed. So you might catch some fun water facts through our Retain the Rain program, social media, and our newsletter, and we’ll keep a running list of our water facts and photos on this page. Looking for events? Check out our Bright Green Hartford Calendar.
In Hartford, we’ve seen increasingly severe weather, and even, people migrating from different places to escape the devastation of hurricanes. Acknowledging the very real effects of climate change, the City of Hartford’s Energy Improvement District Board updated its Comprehensive Plan with recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Climate Change’s 2018 report, which aims for GHG reductions 45 percent below 2001 levels by 2030 throughout Hartford. Continue reading “Hartford’s Climate Targets”
From an urban tree spa to transit equity, tree appreciation, and more, Hartford Has It this year! We’re proud to see the incredible climate action and community engagement in Hartford, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading “HARTFORD 2019: A YEAR IN REVIEW”
The City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability is supporting residents and local business owners by hosting an Eco Expo and energy workshops to all property owners in Hartford with the goal of making healthier, safer, more sustainable buildings and neighborhoods. For more information on the expo, please visit the event page at: www.hartfordclimate.org/eco-expo-and-energy-challenge
Check out our video below, and hope to see you there! Continue reading “Eco Expo and Energy Challenge coming your way!”
While hearing about Hartford’s recent environmental initiatives, you might have wondered how it compares to cities nationwide. Are other cities developing and implementing similar plans? How are other communities approaching climate action, resilience, and clean energy? According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) newly released 2019 city scorecard, Hartford stands out due to its significant progress in its pursuit of clean energy.
As Hartford prepares to update the City’s ten-year plan in 2020, we’re looking to celebrate the past and present and plan for the future. Read on to discover more about the update to our roadmap for the city…
Happy Earth Day, Hartford! We’re so excited to celebrate Earth Day 2019 with you, and there are so many great things to share. Check out our Bright Green Hartford initiative or our newly released 2017 – 2018 Annual Report to learn more about the sustainable work done by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and grassroots organizations across the community.
Did you know?
More than 2,700 cities, towns, state, and businesses signed onto the “We’re Still In” commitment. “We’re Still In” encourages signatories to meet the Paris Agreement standards, which include setting “a goal for emissions reduction equal to or greater than the US goal under the Paris Climate Agreement (26-28% by 2025)”. Continue reading “GHG Inventories and More!”
On October 24th, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability hosted its first Dream Green EcoDesign Finalist Showcase, an event highlighting the competition’s four exceptional finalists. Continue reading “Hartford Dreams Green!”