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.
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!”
From the new Hartford line to the Tesla superchargers at 777 Main Street, transportation is getting cleaner and greener in Hartford. Continue reading “Electric Vehicles are in Town!”
This past year has been monumental for Connecticut transportation. From the debut of the successful U-Pass CT system to the introduction of the LimeBike program, Hartford is undergoing an enormous shift in transportation options. This weekend, those options will continue to expand. Beginning June 16, the highly-anticipated Hartford Line will connect Hartford residents to Springfield, MA and New Haven, CT. Continue reading “All aboard the Hartford Line!”
Summer season in Hartford is finally among us. From food truck festivals to art shows, summer in Hartford has a lot to offer. Among these exciting offerings is the availability of Hartford’s seven farmer’s markets. Continue reading “2018 Hartford Farmer’s Market Season Arrives!”
June 5th is World Environment Day! Today is an annual global observance created by the UN to promote awareness among people for the protection of the environment. Continue reading “Happy World Environment Day!”