Environment

Environmental Planning and Sustainability

Environmental planning is the process of facilitating decision making to carry out land development with the consideration given to the natural environment, social, political, economic and governance factors and provides a holistic framework to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Solid Waste Management Program

Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage in the United States and as refuse or rubbish in Britain, is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public.

More Recycling Bins Coming to Community

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions (compared to plastic production, for example).

Report Flooding or Storm Drain Overflow

A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry. The European Union (EU) Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water.

Water Quality Report

Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and or to any human need or purpose.

Home Energy Audit Finds Holes in Home

Last December we published this post about having a Home Energy Audit done in your home. Our Yankee Gas service tech told us they were a great way to find out how energy efficient your home was, and they were very inexpensive at the time ($75 for Wallingford residents), so we applied to have one …

Turn Out the Lights For Global Warming

This Saturday, March 25th, at 8:30 PM, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will again be sponsoring Earth Hour, an event to bring attention to the problem of global warming. For one hour individuals, businesses, colleges, towns and cities, and myriad other entities will be turning off all non-essential lighting as a symbol of their desire …

Recycling for Wallingford Residents

Recycle. We’ve all got somebody in our home who is the Recycle Police. You know what I mean: “Don’t throw that in the trash! Rinse it out and recycle it!” “Is that clear glass or brown glass?” “Do you know how many trees it takes to print the newspaper?” They mean well, and we all …