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Eastern Dining Initiatives Bring Seaweed, Underused Fish to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University and three partnering universities are nearing the end of a two-year, $500,000 effort to incorporate underused foods from the ocean into the dining culture of...

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Map of Connecticut showing towns involved in Sustainable CT.

100th Community Joins 'Sustainable CT'

Following the registration of Avon, East Windsor, Stratford, Waterbury and Woodstock, over the past two weeks, New Canaan became the 100th community to join Sustainable CT. A statewide program run...

Posted on February 19, 2020

Professor Paul Torcellini accepting his award and posing for the camera

Eastern’s Torcellini Named ASHRAE Fellow

Paul Torcellini, professor of environmental earth science, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Torcellini was...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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‘Sustainable CT’ Matches $57K for Community Projects Across State

Organizations in seven Connecticut municipalities recently received $58,000 from the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund to kickstart local projects in their communities. The sustainability-minded...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Children at the project graden.

'Community Match Fund' Available to Support Sustainability Projects in Connecticut

Connecticut residents are poised to lead the way toward a climate-resilient future through projects making change at the local level. Sustainable CT, an initiative run by the Institute for...

Posted on November 18, 2019

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Lynn Stoddard Inducted into CT Women’s Hall of Fame

Lynn Stoddard, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was selected as a 2019 Honoree by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Left to right: Wayne Cobleigh, board chairman of the CTGBC; Lynn Stoddard and Abe Hilding-Salorio of Sustainable CT; and Alicia Dolce, executive director of CTGBC.

Sustainable CT Wins Green Building Council's Trail Blazer Award

Sustainable CT, a program run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently awarded the CT Green Building Council's Trailblazer Award.

Posted on November 08, 2019

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Princeton Review Names Eastern a ‘Green College’ 10 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University has recently been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top “Green Campuses” in the United States. Based on a review of nearly 700...

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Molly Boucher

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32 Communities Achieve 2019 'Sustainable CT' Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its 2019 certified communities this week. Thirty-two...

Posted on October 28, 2019

Sustainable CT stakeholders celebrate the soft launch of Sustainable CT in 2017 at Wickham Park, Manchester.:

Eastern’s Sustainability Initiatives Recognized by National Organization

Eastern Connecticut State University has been highlighted for its sustainability efforts in the “2019 Sustainable Campus Index,” a publication of the Association for the Advancement of...

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Half of Connecticut Communities Now Participate in ‘Sustainable CT’

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in Connecticut to become more efficient, resilient and inclusive, has registered its 85th Connecticut municipality,...

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Lynn Stoddard

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Eastern Receives High Sustainability Rating by AASHE Posted on May 1, 2019 by Office of University Relations

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Professor Torcellini's home.

Torcellini: ‘Buildings Mortgage the Energy Futures of the World’

Paul Torcellini, endowed chair of sustainable energy studies and professor of environmental earth science, kicked off the Spring Faculty Scholars Forum on Feb. 13 with a fascinating presentation on...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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ISE Interns Shift Three Rivers CC to Sustainable Lighting

This January marked the conclusion of an Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) project that began two years ago. Student interns from Eastern’s ISE conducted a massive conversion to...

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Demonstrations of Native dancing by members of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes rounded out the Native American Heritage Day of Events on Nov. 13.

Eastern Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Eastern Connecticut State University held several events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in November. Events featured prominent figures and speakers from the local Native...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Princeton Review Names Eastern a Green College 9 Years in a Row

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2018 according to The Princeton Review. Eastern is listed in the Review’s 2018 edition of...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

22 Communities Statewide Achieve ‘Sustainable CT’ Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its first group of certified towns this week.

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Northeastern Connecticut launch of Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut's cities and towns, will be holding an upcoming regional launch event at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Pomfret on...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its launch in the Hartford area on January 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Contemporary...

Posted on January 13, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Supports Community Art Project

Three world-class design teams from Connecticut have been selected to prepare detailed design concepts for public artwork that generates renewable energy for the future Willimantic Whitewater Park...

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, an exciting new initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, launched on Nov. 28 at the annual convention of Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. The initiative,...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern’s ‘Campus Sustainability Week’

Eastern Connecticut State University will participate in the Third Annual Campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 9-15. The weeklong celebration is coordinated by the Connecticut Alliance for Campus...

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Art Contest for Renewable Energy

The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University is partnering with the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership (WWP), the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community...

Posted on October 10, 2017

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Eastern a Green College 8 Years in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University was named a “green” college by the Princeton Review. The announcement came on Sept. 20 when the review released its...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Co-creators of the emerging Sustainable CT program celebrate at Wickham Park in Manchester.

Sustainable CT to Provide Path toward Livable Communities

The creators of “Sustainable CT,” an initiative to help communities become more vibrant and livable, gathered at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT, on July 24 to celebrate their...

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern's Institute for Sustainable Energy Empowers Sustainability Through Connecticut

The Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability (CACS) held a statewide conference at Wesleyan University on March 31 to bring together higher education students, faculty and staff who share a...

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Dining Hall Institutes Programs to Eliminate Food Waste

With the cooperation of students, faculty and staff, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Hurley Dining Hall has taken steps to help eliminate waste by cutting back on the trash that the...

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Joins Colleges Nationwide to Urge Action on Climate Change

Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, has joined two other Connecticut university presidents as well as those from colleges and universities in 35 other states,...

Posted on December 21, 2016

Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 Green College

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The Review featured Eastern in its 2016 “Guide to 361 Green...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Connecticut State University Participates in Annual Sustainability Week

Eastern Connecticut State University will be hosting the Second Annual Campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 1-7.

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Governor’s Council on Climate Change to Hold Public Input Meeting at Eastern

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change is holding meetings around the state on July 26 to update the public on the status of Connecticut’s climate change planning efforts and to...

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Joins New Climate Commitment

Eastern Connecticut State University, along with 83 other colleges and universities across the United States, has made a commitment to carbon neutrality and resilience by becoming a Charter...

Posted on May 06, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates Sustainability

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy hosted a booth celebrating sustainability in the Student Center on April 12. Faculty, staff and students were invited to...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Gabriela Wrobel, Eastern Intern Leads Institute of Sustainable Energy Business Panel

On March 21 a panel of small sustainable business owners participated in a “Sustainable Business Panel,” at Eastern Connecticut State University. The panel was organized and led by...

Posted on April 05, 2016 by Christiana Rossomando

Connecticut Colleges to Meet for Annual Sustainability Conference

Hartford, Conn. – Connecticut’s colleges and universities will gather on April 7 for their annual sustainability conference, “Climate Change Commitments: From Paris to Connecticut...

Posted on April 01, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Earns Silver Designation from Sustainability Report

Eastern Connecticut State University has just renewed its Silver rating through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for...

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Collaborates to Maximize Efficiency of Next-Generation Buildings

The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University is collaborating with prestigious national partners to launch a groundbreaking pilot program that will transform...

Posted on September 15, 2015

Eastern and Windham Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

On Sept. 16, Eastern Connecticut State University will celebrate National Drive Electric WeekTM ¬by hosting an event showcasing an electric vehicle (EV) and how it is charged. Further...

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Campus Sustainability Conference Unifies Colleges across Connecticut

#SustainU2015, the second annual Connecticut Campus Sustainability Conference, brought together more than 125 participants from Connecticut higher education institutions to Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Princeton Review includes Eastern in its 2015 Guide to Green Colleges

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States according to The Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to Green Colleges. With...

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Michael Rouleau