This Land is Your Land: Living Litter-Free

Living litter-free might seem like an easy thing to do. We all keep our homes and property clean, but often we forget that public lands—such as state parks and forests—are our responsibilities as well. As taxpayers, we own these public spaces, but we rarely ...

Something in the Air: Natural Gas Effects on Human Health

Much research has been done on the effects of “natural gas”on climate change. Natural gas causes 80 to 100 times more heating of the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Recently, even more studies are researching the health effects associated with the emissions from ...

Rewards for Recycling: The Beauty Industry Steps Up

A growing number of beauty companies have recognized thatresidential and commercial curbside recycling programs often reject empty or near-empty containers of skin, hair and cosmetic products. Now, Kiehl's, L'Occitane and other beauty brands have created quick ...

Growing Interest in Sustainable Investing: Ethics and Global Concerns Driving Change

With the rise of the conscientious consumer and growing awareness about global warming, it’s no wonder that companies are pivoting toward higher sustainability. Aiming to increase sales by distinguishing their products to consumers, companies are finding sustainability ...

Creating to Live Well: Artspace Takes Root in Connecticut Cities

The “livability” of a community in large part depends on the achievement of social, economic, environmental and cultural attributes required to create both good quality of life and a strong sense of local identity for its inhabitants. Arts and culture are not optional for ...

Finding Beauty in Trash: Connecticut Artists Lead Eco Awareness

With the “green movement” and the groundswell of environmentally conscious organizations, political-action committees and eco-friendly businesses, there is also an emerging leadership from environmentally focused artists in the Connecticut ...