Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green luxury on the Connecticut coast 16 December 10 · 0 comments | Saybrook Point Inn | S till think “green” and “luxury” cannot inhabit the same space? It’s also the first full-service hotel in Connecticut to receive the Energy Star rating awarded by the U.S. The Connecticut River is also one of only 14 presidentially-designated American Heritage Rivers in the U.S.,

Connecticut on its way to a coal-free future

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this month activists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cheered when city council members took a bold step in moving the city (and state!) Between now and then, Johnson says even more work will be done by local activists in coalition with the Sierra Club, the Healthy Connecticut Alliance, and other community groups. beyond coal.

Eco Green Site Solutions Continues to Support the Renewable Energy Campaign for Connecticut

Green (Living) Review

Eco Green Site Solutions Continues to Support the Renewable Energy Campaign for Connecticut by Providing Sustainable Solutions to Municipal and Higher Education Clients Featuring Best in Urban Global Design: BigBelly Solar recycling bin – Smart Grid trash and recycling system!

Eco Chick Escapes To: Still Waters Pond and Yoga Retreat in Connecticut

Eco Chic

Also nearby but I didn’t get a chance to visit is G-Zen in Branford, Ct which was just voted Connecticut’s Most Sustainable Restaurant. The post Eco Chick Escapes To: Still Waters Pond and Yoga Retreat in Connecticut appeared first on Eco-Chick. Escapes connecticut escapes getaway health new england New York City pond still waters wellness yoga Certain places lay claim to your soul as though you were revisiting a beloved home from a previous life.

Tesla goes Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich

Green Living Guy

First of all, let’s hear it for Greenwich Avenue, Connecticut. So Tesla Inc has a new store in Connecticut. For I have been a bit off schedule on these type of posts until now. Yes I mean it. I mean at: 340 Greenwich Avenue.

BGreen 2020 A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport, Connecticut

The Green Changemakers

Westport Connecticut’s Kaia Yoga: For a New Year Filled with Health and Peace

Eco Chic

Recently, I had the chance to check out the newest Kaia Yoga in Westport , Connecticut (there’s two locations in Greenwich too), and walked away from my visit with the wonderful post-yoga calm and a pleasantly full belly.

Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Restoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley. From the Field Forests Restoration TNC Science

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Hurricane Ida brings floods to Northeast U.S.


New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut residents have faced flooding due to Hurricane Ida. Although miles away from Louisiana, where the hurricane first landed, the Northeast received heavy storms as the hurricane moved inland

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Cool Green Science

This money would purchase land for such projects as National Wildlife Refuges along the Upper Mississippi, the Connecticut River in four New England states, and in the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades. Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

Four Northeastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York emitted less carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in 2007 than they did in 1990, according to energy information data compiled in a study by Environment America. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

The Vegetable Whisperer Comes to Main Street

Eco Chic

This past winter, Carr’s Facebook page announced a move to Chester, Connecticut where she was opening her own restaurant. Connecticut? All strata of foodie can be happy here in the tiny hamlet of Chester, Connecticut. Made entirely of stone atop a glorious hill with views of the Connecticut River. Featured Health Is Beauty Chef Rachel Carr chester connecticut Cru health food raw food restaurant six main vegan vegetarian

I can't wait for ESPN to begin covering this 24/7

Environmental Economics

Bracketology plus: Eight teams competing in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament—Colorado State, Connecticut, Mississippi Valley State, New Mexico State, Norfolk State, St. Bonaventure, Southern Mississippi, and Ohio Universities—have academic-progress rates below 925, according to a report released today by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

Hurricane Ida supercharges climate change in the US

A Greener Life

Hurricane Ida shortly after it made landfall. Photo credit: NASA via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen. Last week a major hurricane hit the southern US, bashing the coast of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans and surrounding states.

Recovery: Benefits of Salmon Failure

Nature Conservancy - Science

Of all North America’s Atlantic salmon rivers none compared in size or productivity with the 407-mile-long Connecticut River that drains Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Salmon restoration on the Connecticut began in earnest in 1967. By 2012 the Connecticut River run numbered only 54, and the U.S. Salmon in window of Wilder fishway on Connecticut River, VT. Photo courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “In

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Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

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I'm posting this to win brownie points with my wife

Environmental Economics

Towson running back Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting Connecticut 33-18 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. via My wife is a Towson alum (and former football dance squad member--or something like that).

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RePEc moves to St. Louis Fed

Environmental Economics

years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Connecticut. The RePEc Blog: IDEAS , one of the main RePEc services, is now hosted at the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is running on new and efficient hardware also sponsored by the St. Louis Fed, and for the first time has a contingency plan in place in case of disruptions. There is also local system administration support.

BMW Electric ActiveE Available in Fall 2011

Eco Auto Ninja

San Diego, Sacramento and select areas in Connecticut. The BMW ActiveE rolled onto the show floor at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This member of the BMW electrified 1-Series will make its first North American appearance at New York Auto Show this spring. One thousand ActiveEs will be built for field testing in New York, Boston, L.A.,

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Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

Green (Living) Review

Specifically, according to two engineers at the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, it’s the design of the street grid that makes the biggest difference. New research published in the Journal of Transport & Health offers more evidence to bolster theories we already had : People living in dense, urban environments are far healthier than people living in the ’burbs.

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"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

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Recovery: Why Sea Lampreys Need to be Restored and Killed

Nature Conservancy - Science

Anglers had it straight from the outdoor page of the December 15, 2002 Lawrence (Massachusetts) Eagle-Tribune : “The fish ladders [on the Connecticut River] ought to be used to diminish the [sea] lamprey and prevent it from entering into the lakes and streams of New Hampshire.” So why have the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and The Nature Conservancy been restoring sea lampreys to the four-state Connecticut River system before and since?

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Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

The plug-in Prius will only be available in 15 states at launch time in spring of 2012: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Hawaii although you can’t use the online system for Hawaii for some reason. Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon?

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

2007, Valuation and Incentives for Ecosystem Services -- Mystic, Connecticut. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island. 1987, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: Theory and Practice -- Newark, Delaware.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

University of Connecticut. From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

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Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

Nature Conservancy - Science

Stunned but delighted is how Dr. Robert McDowell, Director of Wildlife at the University of Connecticut, sounded when I arrived at his office to learn about New England cottontail rabbits. I wish McDowell could have been with me and my wife Donna on May 17, 2017 when Wayne Woodard, director of The Nature Conservancy’s 1,900-acre Sunny Valley Preserve in Bridgewater, Connecticut, showed us the kind of work the partnership is doing.

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Classroom Coase Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

Connecticut passed a law this year requiring people to plant running bamboo within thick plastic barriers sunk 2 to 3 feet into the ground. Brian Gardner saw the pointy green shoots sneaking into his yard from the neighbor’s. He’ll take care of them when he returns from Florida, he told himself. Two weeks later, he came home to Park Boulevard in Worthington to find a stand of bamboo 10 feet high on his side of the fence. “It It grows a foot a day,” Gardner said.

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Hurricane Ida brings floods to Northeast U.S.


New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut residents have faced flooding due to Hurricane Ida. Although miles away from Louisiana, where the hurricane first landed, the Northeast received heavy storms as the hurricane moved inland.

Climate change and ski season

Environmental Economics

By then, no ski area in Connecticut or Massachusetts is likely to be economically viable, Mr. Scott said. I was surprised to hear that the local ski resorts had a good 2011-12 season, in spite of the warm winter: Whether this winter turns out to be warm or cold, scientists say that climate change means the long-term outlook for skiers everywhere is bleak. The threat of global warming hangs over almost every resort, from Sugarloaf in Maine to Squaw Valley in California.

Wishing you a greener holiday!

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It is time for Oklahoma's oil and gas industry to join the fight in saving the Edmond suburb!

Environmental Economics

On Monday, the state Corporation Commission asked well operators in a Connecticut-size patch of central Oklahoma to reduce by 40 percent the amount of oil and gas wastes they are injecting deep into the earth.

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Surprise: Congress ignores the obvious

Environmental Economics

Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, also proposed an increase in the gas tax to make up for more efficient cars and trucks that have sapped tax revenues as infrastructure needs have soared. The Federal Highway Trust Fund will live on for another 6 months or so: In April, Mr. Obama sent Congress a proposed transportation program that would spend $302 billion over four years, financed both by traditional gasoline taxes and the elimination of some corporate tax breaks.

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I don't care about the lives saved, just tell me how many jobs were created!

Environmental Economics

Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee in charge of education issues, is how much the National Institutes of Health generates in economic growth for every taxpayer dollar it receives. "That What is the economic value of research? From the Chronicle a few weeks ago: Just last week, at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, a member of Congress cited a well-traveled number: $2.21. That figure, said Rep.

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Marx was an efficiency freak?

Environmental Economics

The interstate air pollution regulation, also known as the “good neighbor” rule , has pitted Rust Belt and Appalachian states like Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky against East Coast states like New York and Connecticut.

And just think of all the opportunities for controlled behavioral experiments

Environmental Economics

Twin birth rates rose by at least 50% in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and by more than 100% in five: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. In 1980, one in every 53 babies born in the United States was a twin. By 2009, that number had risen to one in 30, according to a new brief released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%. "It's

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you. Solar Hot Water Heaters. We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year!

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The top 10 is cool, but not THAT cool

Environmental Economics

This year, the top five are (in order) the University of California at Davis, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Washington, and the University of Connecticut. From University News : For the sixth year in a row, SIERRA magazine is releasing its annual ranking of the nation’s “Coolest Schools,” and this year Appalachian State University has moved into the No. 10 spot. The rankings salute U.S.

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Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

Cool Green Science

spider webs in Silas Hall Pond, Connecticut. If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. In honor of this spooky holiday, we’re skipping the haunted house and heading outdoors for a glimpse at nature’s eerie forests and creepy critters. Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs. 1) Moonrise – Sunset/moonrise in Altiplano, Bolivia. Mark Tinker.

Forests could suck up world’s greenhouse gases

Green Prophet

This is new research from the University of Connecticut led by Robin Chazdon. The earth warming is not a recent invention. Scientists were already alarmed 20 years ago and more as they saw ozone layers ripping apart and the world getting warming. Back then I was charged to lead a forestry project –– finding if and how poplar trees could grow beside roads and highways to suck up greenhouse gas.

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Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

Sierra Club Compass

The Portland coal site was key for grassroots organizers because sulfur dioxide pollution from the plant affects families in other states, such as New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to nearby communities. NRG has also agreed to invest $1 million to benefit the environment in New Jersey and Connecticut, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're It's never too early to shut down coal.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear

Sierra Club Compass

The eight states are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Today a group of eight governors announced a landmark initiative to put 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025. That’s a lot of cars -- more than five times the number of cars the nation’s best selling Ford F-Series pickup sold in 2012 -- that will use no oil.

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Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

On the heels of the recent failure of Proposition 37 in California, I was glad to hear that on June 3, 2013, Connecticut became the first US state to pass mandatory labeling legislation for genetically engineered food ingredients. The compromise law, however, requires that four other states pass similar legislation in order to “trigger” Connecticut’s labeling requirement.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

Nature Conservancy - Science

As an ecologist with projects that generate innumerable wildlife monitoring camera images, my research relies on the curiosity and generosity of citizen scientists who contribute to our efforts by identifying and counting animals in crowd-sourced images,” says Scott Smedley an ecologist at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and lead researcher for Wildlife CSI. Then check out the Field Guide to familiarize yourself with the scavenging wildlife of Connecticut.