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Gutting The House? You May Qualify For NYSERDA Funding

Dreaming of a new home that produces more energy than it consumes? Wondering if you could rehabilitate an old home to be totally energy efficient? Cost holding you back? Check out New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Low-rise Residential New Construction Programs (Programs).  New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Program and other NYSERDA programs now offer eligibility for certain gut rehabilitation projects to receive New York Energy $mart designation. These Programs encourage construction of single-family homes and low-rise residential dwelling units which operate more energy efficiently, are more durable, more comfortable, and provide a healthier environment for their
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Announcing Green Guru Media

Green Guru Network announces its new media arm, Green Guru Media, to help grow your green business communications. We’re bringing clients top rate talent in the areas of Newsmaking Communications, Public Relations, Online Marketing & Social Media. With targeted experience in Sustainable Government and Sustainability Management for over her 20 years we specialize in motivating groups to take action on: Energy Efficiency Recycling and Materials Management Local Food Green Products Land Use Water Solar Transportation Principal Lea Cullen Boyer is perhaps best-known in media circles as a pioneer of the Hudson Valley’s Regional green media movement. Connecting people with resources through Green Guru Network and co-organizing Green Business events like
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Scholarships Available for CT NOFA: A Summer Gathering

CT NOFA is holding A Summer Gathering: Growing Food, Farms and Community in Morris, CT on Saturday, July 19. A generous donor has made scholarships available for students, interns, etc. interested in food systems work/careers to attend at no cost. Share with staff/interns, publish in your newsletter, feel free to promote to all you networks, facebook, etc. Join us for A Weekend of Food and Farming in July – There’s something for everyone! Friday, July 18, 6:30-9:30 pm and/or Saturday, July 19, 9:30 am-5:00 pm ctnofa.org/winvian Invite From: Eileen Hochberg Executive Director CT NOFA (CT Chapter, Northeast Organic Farming Association)
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Apply for the Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Program

The Partnership is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Program. As you may know, the program was initiated to support students pursuing education in brownfield-related fields and was named in honor of Abbey Duncan, an avid environmentalist, talented dancer, and tireless community supporter. The 2014-2015 Scholarships will be one-time awards of up to $2000. Scholarship recipients are selected on a competitive basis and the Program is open to students who meet the following requirements: • An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at one of the colleges affiliated with CUNY and
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4 Last Minute Ways to Give Back (Hint: No Cash Involved.)

The last week of the year is a great time to relax, review, and rejuvenate. It’s also a unique time be a part of the joys of giving.  Looking for opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way this hoilday season? There are many highly effective green non-profit groups in the Hudson Valley offering hands on opportunities to be of service in upbeat and creative atmospheres. Consider participating in one of the groups that break the mold and challenge beliefs about community giving. Queen’s Galley – Kingston, NY – Raising the bar for soup kitchens this group serves gourmet locally sourced, breakfast, lunch,
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Green Guru Network Holiday Mug Awards

You asked!  We listened We’ve extended our Holiday Mug awards!  Nominate a green business, non-profit, or leader. Tell us in 500 words or less what makes their work important and register to win Green Guru Network Holiday Breakfast Baskets with Hudson Valley locally roasted coffee, GGN mugs, local half and half, baked treats made with local grain, and locally farmed honey for both of you! New Deadline Friday December 6, 2013! Email your entry to [email protected]  or send a message here!
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Funding Emerging for Stone Ridge Orchard

We are pleased to announce that Equity Trust, Scenic Hudson and the Open Space Institute have all provisionally agreed to provide various levels of funding and support for the acquisition and long term conservation of Stone Ridge Orchard. We are still seeking one or more funding partners so that we can finalize our purchase of Stone Ridge Orchard by the end of the year. These funders can be private individuals or foundations. We are still seeking some funds so that we may have a timely funding by the end of the year. Please contact Elizabeth Ryan by text at 845-453-0242
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Hurry For Funding From EPA’s Construction Rebate Program

Dear Clean Diesel Stakeholder, EPA’s Construction Rebate Program has opened!  Please see the following links for info about the construction rebate program. The application period will be open November 20 through January 15 and applicants will be chosen by lottery. Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity include regional, state, local or tribal agencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality.  Private entities that operate nonroad construction equipment under a contract or lease with a public entity are also eligible to apply.  Applicants must operate their equipment in areas of poor air quality, and a full list of
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Climate Smart Resiliency Planning Tool Now Available

Municipalities develop many plans to guide land use, emergency response, floodplain management, hazard mitigation, etc. The Climate Smart Communities program has released a new tool, Climate Smart Resiliency Planning, to help local planners and officials assess how well these plans incorporate resiliency to climate hazards. The tool includes information on climate hazards in New York State and links to resources that can help municipalities fill the gaps identified in their plans. Climate Smart Resiliency Planning is available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/82168.html . A companion spreadsheet version intended to facilitate information gathering is also available upon request [email protected] . Office of Climate Change
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Request for Proposals for Nyack

Very exciting opportunity: The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYS DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the NYS DEC Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve are soliciting proposals to design a “Sustainable Shorelines” demonstration project at the Nyack Beach State Park in Upper Nyack, New York. Their looking for “ecologically-enhanced, engineered” shoreline treatment(s) that resist erosion, enhance the intended use of the site by the public and improve the habitat value of the site for fish and wildlife species of the Hudson River Estuary. Your project design
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