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    Welcome to the Office of Sustainability's website!

    What is Sustainability?

    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, by making social and economic challenges compatible with environmental responsibility. For more information on the office, click here.


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    Make My Home More Sustainable

    Shrink the carbon footprint of your own home by making it more Sustainable. With a few helpful tips for these resources you'll be doing your part to make New Haven a "Greener" city.


    Save Money while saving the Earth. Using less energy means paying less on utility bills. Reusing and recycling consumer products saves money and helps reduce the impact on our environment.

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    The New Haven recycling program provides an easy means to make a possitive impact on the environment. Find information inside on what can be recycled and where to dispose of hazardous materials.

    Go green on your yard by using these resources to find plants and ground cover that requires less water and energy to maintain. Find ways to cultivate your own garden and grow healthy organic food.



    Enjoy Local Food

    Find locally grown organic food from one of the many sources right here in New Haven. Support local businesses, organizations and do-it-yourselfers in their effort to make New Haven's nutrition a top priority.

    Explore New Haven's alterative means of transportion. Learn bike routes, train schedules, public transportation routes, and other means to give your car a break. This can reduce your carbon footprint, reduce congestion and traffic noise, and improve the air quality in New Haven.

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    The New Haven parenting website, kidHaven, is proud to announce greenHaven, a comprehensive resource for area parents trying to raise children with sustainability in mind. The online resource is ideal for veteran green parents, families just getting interested in the topic, and everyone in between.


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