Environment & Animals

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Greater New Haven and Fairfield Area Launch Sustainable CT

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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Study Looks at State of Naugatuck River

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.

Monday, December 11, 2017
Newman's Own Foundation Supports Wild Earth Allies With $500K Grant

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.