GREATER NEW HAVEN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT -- Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its regional launch at two events in the Fairfield and New Haven areas on January 9th, one at the Comstock Community Center, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m., and the other in Bowers Auditorium at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at 6:30 p.m. The initiative was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Three Connecticut philanthropies – the New Haven-based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program's development and launch.
Environment & Animals
NAUGATUCK, CT -- Quinnipiac Professor Courtney McGinnis spent the summer studying the river quality thanks to a $7,876 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. She and two research assistants specifically looked for the presence of phthalates, a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible.
GREENWICH, CT -- The Greenwich Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to join “Sustainable CT,” a statewide initiative, created by towns for towns, that includes a detailed menu of sustainability be
WESTPORT, CT -- Newman's Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, provided a grant of $500,000 to Wild Earth Allies to support their global conservation work. The funds will help Wild Earth Allies launch The Wild Fund to protect more of the earth's vital wildlife and habitats.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces two grant opportunities with application deadlines on January 16 and 22, 2018.
NEW LONDON, CT -- A group of land trusts throughout New London County and the state's Eastern region will receive additional services for conservation with a new three-year grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.