Friday, September 30, 2011

Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities Launches October 1st, 2011

The Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities, spearheaded by Fairfield-based, aims to connect 1,000 people in the state who want to work together to build awareness and to support each other in the “greening” of Connecticut. The Fairfield town page is filled with local green initiatives, residents who support sustainability efforts and a quote from First Selectman Michael Tetreau. Show your support for local sustainability by joining your town page.
More than 80 organizations, businesses and green leaders from across the state, are involved in this campaign to connect green initiatives and their supporters in and across every city and town in Connecticut. 
With so many ground-breaking and worthwhile green efforts underway across the state that can be replicated or expanded, GreenTowns can facilitate and accelerate connections that will hasten the growth of sustainable communities.
Launched in May 2011, as a unifying network to share information, ideas and connections across all categories of sustainability, is already a vital resource that features green initiatives large and small: from energy projects and shore preservation to electric vehicle charging stations and farmers markets; from innovative recycling programs and organic gardening classes to green building ventures and local community advocacy efforts. More than 15,000 local efforts in nine green categories are now featured on the site, where connections are being made between people across America.
GreenTowns’ Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities will connect people through, personal profiles, email updates and expert-moderated list-serves, as well as on the GreenTowns Facebook page, Twitter and the GreenTowns Talk blog.  New this month on GreenTown are newly-designed town pages, a group talk tool and a way to stay informed about green events and efforts through regular updates.
The Connecticut Campaign is the first effort to intensify connections and mutual support for green efforts. Fairfield serves as a model for other towns as there is already a strong commitment to sustainability, and also an opportunity to reach out to more people interesetd in sustainability. 
Supporting the Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities are local, regional and national green organizations including E-The Environmental Magazine, CT Environmental Headlines,  Soundkeeper, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Energy Challenge, the Connecticut chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Live Green Connecticut!, local ”Green Designees” of the NAR (National Association of Realtors),  green bloggers, Fairfield Green Drinks and Fairfield-based Planet Fuel,Fairfield Green Food Guide and Snappy Green
The faster people connect around green, the quicker Connecticut will become sustainable. Check out GreenTowns and support local sustainability.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Saturday, September 24th, people around the globe, are engaged in a worldwide effort, through over 2,000 events in more than 175 countries, to move beyond fossil fuels. The organization behind it all is is growing an international, grassroots movement that brings people together, and unites them around solving the climate crisis.
Learn more about Moving Planet and see the latest event photos and updates here.