Environment & Animals

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Animal Haven Unveils Remodeled Facility and Breaks Ground for New Cat Wing

NORTH HAVEN, CT -- The Animal Haven, one of the oldest, private, no kill shelters for homeless dogs and cats in Connecticut, today celebrated its grand reopening and broke ground for the construction of a new cat wing. The renovations were made possible in part by a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven from the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Rockfall Foundation Announces New Development Director

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Board of Directors of the Rockfall Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports environmental education and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Assadourian as Development Director.

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.