Our friends from the Transport Hartford Academy (THA) at the Center for Latino Progress (CLP) shared a wonderful update of transportation progress in Hartford. An abbreviated version is below; much appreciation for sharing the good news! Continue reading “Transportation Progress 2019”
This 2019-2020 winter season has had an early start, with a heavy snowstorm hitting the state a few weeks ago. As the cold weather continues, be prepared for intense weather by following the CT Prepares winter weather guidelines. Below is a summary of the actions you can take to stay safe. Continue reading “Winter Weather: Stay Safe This Season”
Earlier this year, you may have noticed that you now need to pay 10 cents for plastic checkout bags. This 10-cent fee is part of the statewide law meant to reduce plastic bag use. Eventually this 10-cent fee will be replaced by a complete statewide ban in 2021. However, here in Hartford, we’re going above and beyond by moving up the timeline on the plastic bag ban.
Thank you for making this year a special one! From Hartford’s national energy recognition as a city to watch, to the EID Board’s momentum on a community solar installation at the capped landfill, this year has been groundbreaking thanks to each of you. Continue reading “Holiday Greetings from the Office of Sustainability”
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”
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”
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…