Using the New CT Zoning Atlas to Envision CT’s Transit-Oriented Development Potential

February 17, 2021 Presented By Sara Bronin, UConn Law School & Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR In January, Desegregate CT, a coalition of over 60 organizations focused on land use and zoning reform, released its groundbreaking interactive map, the Connecticut Zoning Atlas. This first-in-the-nation planning tool allows the public to easily explore zoning regulations that govern housing in […]

Long Island Sound Report Card: Grading the Urban Sea

February 10, 2021 Presented By Peter Linderoth, Save the Sound What is this map telling us? Join Peter Linderoth from Save the Sound as he discusses the latest release of the Long Island Sound Report Card. The Report Card grades the ecological health of the open waters of the Sound in addition to numerous embayments. Peter will […]

GC3 Webinar Series Explores Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions

Exploring Climate Solutions Webinar Series Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions The purpose of this series of webinars is to help member of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), and the public, understand how climate change affects low-income people, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, people of color and other people who are at increased risk due […]

GC3’s Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions Webinar Series

The Equity & Environmental Justice Working Group, part of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), is hosting a special webinar series on equity and environmental justice in climate solutions beginning on September 10 and running through November 19. The purpose of this series is to help members of the GC3, and the public, understand […]

Fallout from tree mortality recently caused by insect pests

May 27, 2020 Presented By Tom Worthley, Extension Professor and Forester, UConn Dept. of Extension Recently, insect pests affecting trees, particularly emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, have caused the deaths of trees in varying degrees of severity, from individual trees to entire stands. And with so many folks taking physically-distant recreational time outdoors – […]

Water Quality Challenges in Groundwater Influenced Streams

May 20, 2020 Presented By Dr. Ashley Helton, UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Groundwater discharge zones along river networks sustain water flow and provide thermal refugia for aquatic organisms while also acting as conduits of legacy contaminants, including nitrogen. Efforts to protect and manage groundwater-influenced stream ecosystems, however, are limited by our […]

Virtual Town Meetings: Use Online Polling Technology to Engage with Virtual Audiences

May 18, 2020 Presented By Dr. Miriah Russo Kelly, UConn Department of Extension Now that online communication is becoming ubiquitous, land-use officials may be challenged to find new and innovative ways to connect with, and gather feedback from stakeholders. In this webinar, Dr. Kelly will demonstrate how to use sli.do, an online polling platform, to […]

Zoning for Outdoor Living During COVID-19

May 15, 2020 Presented By Sara C. Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law, UConn Law School and Chair, Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission Governments around the country are slowly allowing businesses to re-open as new COVID-19 cases taper off. One strategy to make re-opening safer is to move commercial activities outdoors. How […]

The View from Above, Updated: How to Access and Use New Aerial Imagery

May 13, 2020 Presented By Emily Wilson, UConn Department of Extension, CLEAR New high resolution imagery is here! Connecticut’s 2019 aerial imagery is now part of the CT ECO website in the form of viewers, download, and services. The 4 band, 6 inch pixel imagery is the 20th imagery dataset of Connecticut on CT ECO. […]

Connecticut’s Changing Forests: What it Means for Carbon Dynamics and Climate Resilience

May 11, 2020 Presented By Dr. Robert Fahey, UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Forests represent an important potential component of climate mitigation strategies and are increasingly being promoted as an important solution in addressing global climate change at local to global scales. However, the forests of Connecticut are entering a period of […]

Teen-Adult Power = BIG Collective Environmental & Community Impacts!

When we think of environmental education (EE), we might think of connecting youth to nature, increasing student academic achievement, and developing the next generation of environmental stewards. These are all excellent and proven benefits of EE. But EE that specifically empowers youth and adults towards environmental action in their community can also lead to direct […]

Green Snow-Pro Training: Proven to Reduce Road Salt Impacts

May 6, 2020 Presented By Dr. Mike Dietz, UConn Department of Extension, CLEAR, CT Institute of Water Resources Let’s face it, the weather is improving (slightly), and the last thing anyone wants to think about is winter and road salt. However, now is the time to start planning for next year! New Hampshire’s Green Snow Pro […]