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State Representative John Shaban will be hosting a recycling forum at the Westport Weston Family YMCA on Wednesday, June 1. The forum will educate constituents on proper recycling habits, what materials can and cannot be recycled, and proper waste streams,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at CT Green Scene
Join the Stamford 2030 District as they recognize the achievements of those leading change in sustainability. This will be the Stamford 2030 District’s First Annual Recognition Awards, hosted graciously by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, October 21st 6 - 8:30... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at CT Green Scene
The 6th Annual Live Green Connecticut! Festival is Saturday, September 19th, from 10am - 5pm, and Sunday, September 20th from 10am - 4pm at Taylor Farm Park located at 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk, Connecticut. Admission is Free!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at CT Green Scene
Thanks to Sustainable America for sending this video clip along to us! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at CT Green Scene
By Heather Burns I attended the inaugural Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) meeting led by Commissioner, CT Department of Energy, Robert Klee, and was deeply impressed by the depth of commitment and intention of the Council. During introductions, personal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at CT Green Scene
Must watch - fully scientific based solution for transition to 100 percent clean energy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at CT Green Scene
by Heather Burns Mr. Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President and CEO of Ethan Allen We asked Ethan Allen what it means to understand the value of embedding sustainability principles and practices into company DNA; including finding ways to eliminate toxic chemicals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at CT Green Scene
The latest research on toxic chemicals in children's car seats was released last week by the non profit Ecology Center, Hold on to your hats . . . Nearly three-quarters (73%) of seats tested contained hazardous halogenated flame retardants... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at CT Green Scene
By a vote of 139 to 6, Connecticut’s House of Representatives last night approved Senate Bill 502, An Act Concerning Bicycle Safety, setting the stage for making Connecticut dramatically more bike-friendly. The State Senate approved the bill unanimously on May... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at CT Green Scene
Audubon Greenwich will host the second annual Sustainable Food & Farm Expo on Sunday, May 31, from 10 am until 5 pm. This year’s Expo will showcase high quality food producers, retailers, a celebrity chef, and farmers who will teach... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at CT Green Scene
Tour this gorgeous Connecticut Zero Energy House on Saturday, May 2nd between 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm. The 2,600-square-foot Net Zero Energy Challenge winner has 12-inch thick walls; solar panels; air source heating and cooling pumps; a heat pump water... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at CT Green Scene
What: Tour the LEED Gold certified New Fire Station at 121 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk When: April 9, 2015 @ 5 pm Presented by: The Connecticut Green Building Council, The B.E.S.T. Program at Norwalk Community College and the Mayor's Office Energy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at CT Green Scene
Learn to make a remarkably simple and tasty yogurt cheese called labneh, a quick, easy and economical farmhouse ricotta and a delicious lemon and honey dessert cheese that is great for stuffing French toast or filling crepes! Learn all about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at CT Green Scene
On March 5th at 6:30 pm, at The Carriage Barn Arts Center, located on 681 South Ave., New Canaan, Connecticut, Steve Conaway of the Greenwich Land Trust and The American Chestnut Foundation will tell the story of the blight that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at CT Green Scene
SBN will host its next B2B Networking Meeting at Cambridge Brewing Co! This is a wonderful opportunity to connect, share, and draw inspiration from members and non-members alike, while simultaneously enjoying delicious food and craft beer. WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.WHERE: Cambridge Brewing Co. | 1 Kendall Square, CambridgeCOST: $10 for Members; $20 for Non-Members CONTACT:, 617-395-0250 Refreshments will generously be provided courtesy of our friends at Cambridge Brewing Co. Cambridge Brewing Co. has been paving the way for craft brewers locally and nationally since their start in 1989. As pioneers of new American beer styles, they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
Interested in learning about the latest trends in the recycling industry? Join NERC's 2014 conference for top-quality speakers, engaging sessions, and networking opportunities. The upcoming 2014 Conference—The New Era of Recycling—offers plenary and concurrent sessions designed to provide you with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at CT Green Scene
By Heather Burns Live Green CT!, Wilton Go Green, Fairfield Earth Day and CT GreenScene at Grand Central Terminal There's nothing quite like helping to make history, but even so, getting my kids up and at 'em at 6:30 am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at CT Green Scene
The Passive House Academy from Brooklyn, NY is offering Certified Passive House Consultant & Designer Course! This seven-day course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals including Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Builders. The robust curriculum will include lectures by leading Passive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at CT Green Scene
I'll be heading this weekend to NYC with my 10-year old son and 9-year old daughter for what is anticipated to be the largest people's march, ever, on Climate Change. Hope to see you there! Assembly Location: Central Park West,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at CT Green Scene
In 2010 - 2011, I had the pleasure of working with Jeff on the development of the American Sustainable Business Council. He was on his way out from Seventh Generation and on to bringing his vision of sustainable contraception and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at CT Green Scene
Who: Greenovate Boston What: Got stuff to give away? Want to enjoy a beautiful day? Either host or attend a yard sale with your neighbors from all across Boston - just click add event and follow the instructions! When: Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th- check specific yard sale for exact times Where: Check out where the closest yard sale is to you here! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Boston GreenScene
Who: Greenovate Boston What: How does upcycling compare to recycling? How do shipping containers become hydroponic farms and old t-shirts turn into quilts? How does upcycling creates funding for non-profits and charities? Join us to hear from a panel of Boston entrepreneurs and experts who are transforming trash into treasure! Panelists include: Brooke Nash: Branch Chief, Municipal Waste Reduction, Mass Dept of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Brad McNamara: Founder of Freight Farms, a local company that takes old shipping containers and upcycles them into hydroponic farms Ross Lohr: Founder of Project RePAT, an innovative textiles upcycling company, with experience in international... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Boston GreenScene