Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information
Time: January 28, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Grove
Street: 71 Orange St.
City/Town: New Haven CT
Website or Map: http://gnhgreenfund.org
Event Type: annual, meeting
Organized By: Chris Ozych
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2013
Greater New Haven Green Fund hosts climate change talk with James Albis and Scot Jackson.
The Green Fund awarded nearly fifty thousand dollars to five different Greater New Haven groups focused on community projects designed to improve the environment in a variety of ways. Awardees include: Common Ground High School; Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice; Connecticut Fund for the Environment; New Haven Urban Resources Initiative (URI); and Solar Youth.
Lise Dondy chair of the selection committee noted that "the awardees represent creative community based initiatives to address the impacts of water and air pollution, land conservation, sustainability and environmental youth leadership." Chris Ozyck, president of the Green Fund added that; "We look forward to seeing the impact on our community from the small amount of funding we have provided combined with additional dollars raised by the awardees and the hard work of the organizations involved."
For the first time, two grants were awarded from the first Community Benefits Agreement created through Connecticut's Environmental Justice Law. This involves $20,000 received from the Public Service Enterprise Group, Incorporated (PSEG), owner of the Harbor Power Plant in New Haven. These funds are for grants to support community-based education about air quality and the adverse health effects from air pollution, and environmental justice initiatives to improve air quality in lower Fair Haven and the New Haven Port area. The project area for grants from the PSEG fund is delineated by a 2-mile radius from the PSEG Harbor Power Plant. The Fund awarded $5,000 each to the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice for an outreach asthma education and prevention program and URI for community education and engagement in tree planting in the targeted area.
The Greater New Haven Green Fund (GNHGF) promotes environmental quality and equity in the most environmentally distressed communities within the Greater New Haven area. The Fund provides grants and other incentives to support initiatives that help reduce exposure to air, water, and land pollution, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
The Greater New Haven Green Fund, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit corporation was incorporated in 2006 as an independent board. The constituent municipalities of the Greater New Haven Regional Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) agreed to establish an environmental fund of $1,000,000 when they purchased the Water Pollution Control Authority from the City of New Haven. The Green Fund received the funds to begin the endowment in 2010.
The awards will be officially presented at the GNHGF Annual Meeting January 28th, 7:00 p.m. at The Grove 71 Orange Street New Haven. Please RSVP to Info@gnhGreenFund.org.
The Meeting will feature James Albis, State Representative of East Haven and Scott Jackson , Mayor of Hamden. James is the Chairman of the Shoreline Preservation Taskforce, Scott served on the Governors Three Storm Panel. Both will speak on climate change, adaptation, and their view on the government, private sectors and the environmental advocate's role in these changing times.