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  • September 26th, 2012

    Earthplace Hosts Environmental Forum on October 9

    Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center is pleased to announce it will host its fifth Candidate Environmental Forum on Tuesday October 9th at 7:30pm. This year the debate will center on the race for Westport's two seats in Connecticut's House of Representatives. Incumbent Jonathan Steinberg (D) vs challenger Steve Rubin (R) for the 136th district and incumbent Gail Lavielle (R) vs… Read More

  • September 13th, 2012

    Solar-energy Initiative Launched in Westport

    http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Solar-energy-initiative-launched-in-Westport-3858972.php#photo-3443521 Read More

  • September 13th, 2012

    Solarize Westport Kicks Off Clean Energy Effort

    http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/comments/solarize_westport_kicks_off_clean_energy_effort1/#more Read More

  • September 12th, 2012

    Earthplace Executive Director to Retire November 1

    http://www.thehour.com/news/westport/executive-director-of-westport-s-earthplace-to-retire-on-nov/article_00abb503-b1f9-55a9-8008-d8f68308b241.html Read More

  • September 11th, 2012

    Earthplace Hires Interim Executive Director

    Julia Mally, Earthplace Board President, announced the appointment of Marie Dalton-Meyer as Interim Executive Director, replacing Dr. John Horkel who is retiring November 1 after 27 years as Executive Director.  Ms. Dalton-Meyer is a leadership consultant with Third Sector New England, a Boston-based group that provides management and leadership resources to non-profit organizations.  Ms. Dalton-Meyer’s primary responsibility will be to… Read More

  • September 10th, 2012

    John Horkel Wins 2012 WeGreen Westport Award

    The Westport Green Task Force today announced winners of its 2012 WeGreen Westport Awards.  Since 2008, the Green Task Force has recognized the efforts of outstanding individuals, including youths, as well as businesses and other community organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to protecting and improving the environment in a way that contributes to a long-term positive effect on the… Read More

  • September 5th, 2012

    Harbor Watch Receives $10K Grant

    Harbor Watch, a program of Earthplace in Westport, has received a $10,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation.   The funding will allow more than 50 high school and college students the opportunity to participate in the Earthplace Harbor Watch Water Quality Monitoring Program (HW WQMP). Participants in the program work on various projects, analyzing water quality conditions in… Read More

  • May 15th, 2012

    Earthplace Hosts Passivhaus Lecture

         Earthplace Hosts Passivhaus Lecture   The Westport Home Energy Challenge (WHEC) and Earthplace will host an interactive lecture highlighting the first Passivhaus retrofit in Connecticut.  The lecture will take place at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport  on  June 1st, 2012 from 6:15pm-8:00pm.  Wine and refreshments are served from 6:15 pm-7:00pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00pm.… Read More