The Sustainable and Resilient Communities extension professionals held their first bi-state workshop in December 2022. Videos of the six sessions available.
Current and upcoming grant opportunities
The sustainable and resilient community extension educator team has put together a list of current and upcoming grant opportunities.
CTSG receives federal funds for community resilience work
CTSG has been awarded $125,000 in federal funds for ongoing initiatives that enhance community resilience to climate change impacts. The funding will support the UConn Climate Corps program and also be used for projects on LIS habitats that protect communities from flooding and storm damage.
Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program
The Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs announce a funding opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience-focused projects.
In New Haven, confronting realities, responses to climate crisis
About 75 New Haven residents gathered at the John S. Martinez School for an event called Climathon to learn about the global crisis of rising waters and temperatures, and how they can respond as individuals and as a community.
Workshop focuses on sustainable watershed management
In partnership with the UConn CLEAR, CT Sea Grant Extension Educator Alicia Tyson co-facilitated a hands-on workshop at the Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions’ 45th Annual Meeting & Environmental Conference.
Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies
A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.
6th Adapt CT fact sheet focuses on flooding, eminent domain
Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn CLEAR are pleased to announce the latest Adapt CT fact sheet: Flooding, Eminent Domain, and Government Authority.
New staff will help communities with growing climate challenges
If experience really is the best teacher, Deborah Abibou and Alicia Tyson have been to some of the prime places to learn about community resilience work. The two recently joined CTSG, filling new positions as sustainable and resilient community extension educators.