Monthly Archives: July 2010

Idea Starter: Water Conservation Kit

The Woonsocket, RI, Water Department offers city residents a free water conservation kit.  This kit includes a low flow shower head, two aerators for sinks, a toilet tank bank to conserve water when it is flushed, and a leak pill … Continue reading

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Result of Connecticut Artificial Turf Fields Study: No Elevated Health Risk

In recent years a number of Connecticut communities have raised health concerns regarding artificial turf fields. This led to four state agencies, the University of Connecticut Health Center, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Public Health, and the … Continue reading

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Maine Municipal Recycling Program Matching Funds Available

The Maine State Planning Office Waste Management & Recycling Program is offering matching funds to assist Maine municipal recycling programs with recycling outreach efforts. The application deadline is 10 September. For more information, visit: Maine Municipal Recycling Program Matching Funds … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Town Forest Firewood Program

The Sherborn, MA, Town Forest Committee sponsors a firewood program that is designed to reduce fire hazard within the forest,  improve walking/riding  access, and provide a service to Town residents. This program uses volunteers to clean up dead trees in … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: 5K Road Race

The Rindge, NH, Recreation Department sponsors an annual 5K Walk/Road Race, “Le Tour De Common,” on a summer Saturday. The Le Tour De Common course goes through through Rindge’s scenic downtown area and is considered a challenging 100% paved course. … Continue reading

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Report Links School Leadership to Improved Student Learning

Learning From Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning, a recently released report, considered to be the largest in-depth study of school leadership to date, demonstrated that education leadership has a strong impact on student achievement, as measured by … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Presentation on Finding Fitness Through Exercise

The Enfield, CT, Senior Center, is presenting “Aging Well: Finding Fitness Through Exercise” on a weekday evening. This presentation, by a geriatric medical practitioner and a physical therapist specializing in health promotion and disease prevention, is designed to help participants … Continue reading

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