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Norwalk Joins Sustainable CT Effort

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09/07/2018

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition. The town of Thomaston joined the initiative in July. Three Connecticut philanthropies – The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program’s development and launch.

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Greater New Haven and Fairfield Area Launch Sustainable CT

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01/04/2018

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.

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New Program to Help Towns Become More Sustainable

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11/28/2017

HARTFORD, CT -- Three Connecticut foundations, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation and Common Sense Fund, are helping to make Connecticut more sustatainable. More than 200 municipal, business and nonprofit leaders partnered with Eastern Connecticut State University, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and CCM over the last year to create Sustainable CT.

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'Promise' Of Scholarships Within Reach For Hartford's Best Students

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10/25/2015

HARTFORD, CT -- Starting with the Class of 2016, Hartford students who live in the city, have high attendance and a minimum B average could get up to $20,000 over four years to help pay for college. About $4 million has been raised for the Promise fund, including $2 million from Travelers, $1 million from Hartford Hospital, $500,000 from the nonprofit Say Yes to Education, $200,000 from Newman's Own Foundation and $100,000 each from the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation and the Hampshire Foundation. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, composed of area colleges and universities, also have signed on as major partners.

Power of Change Award Honors Connecticut's State and Municipal Energy Efficiency Leaders

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06/17/2014

HARTFORD, CT -- In its second year, the Power of Change Awards celebrated the energy efficiency achievements by more than 20 Connecticut state agencies and municipalities. Three foundations, the Common Sense Fund, Hampshire Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, collaborate to recognize public building energy efficiency.

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Trumbull Student Urged Electrical Conservation at Christmas

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01/17/2014

TRUMBULL, CT -- Anuj Sisodiya, a Trumbull High School student, was the recipient of the 2013 eesmarts award for his project, “Light It but Time It.” His project received funding through Energize Connecticut’s eesmarts program and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund.