SustainabilityOur economic development efforts positively impact the local community environment and quality of life.
CO-CREATING SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS
“I support NHS New Haven because NHS has shown itself to change with the times, adjusting
its development model and building practices.”
~ Ann Greene, supporter
Community Sustainability seeks economic development that also benefits the local environment and quality of life. It focuses on environmental and economic sustainability, urban infrastructure, social equity and municipal government. Sustainable communities manage their human, natural, and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring that resources are available for future generations. When planning development projects, civic engagement and responsibility, ecological integrity, economic security and social well-being are all driving considerations.
More comfort, lower bills
For homeowners, renters, landlords
Free one-on-one home energy counseling
I Heart My Home CT is a cost-free, one-stop-shop to make home improvements for health, comfort, energy savings, and lower utility bills.
Do you want your home to be more comfortable? Do you want more freedom from utility bills? Whether you’re seeking solar panels, insulation, an upgraded air conditioning or heating system, or simply a drier basement, I Heart My Home CT helps make an actionable plan and access the resources to achieve your goals. We stick with you every step of the way. I Heart My Home CT welcomes renters, landlords, homeowners, and people getting ready to purchase a home, regardless of income or credit status. I Heart My Home CT is a program of NHS of New Haven in partnership with System Smart LLC.
OUR IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT
Graduates of our program are change-makers; publishing books, leading workshops, and helping make solar power more available to New Haveners.
We have taught hundreds of people how to maintain their home, save energy, and practice healthy, sustainable gardening and landscaping.
We’ve installed over 30 storm water management systems, diverting water from the overtaxed municipal system and preventing pollution from entering our rivers and the Long Island Sound.
EVERYONE DESERVES A HEALTHY HOME
Did you know the air quality in your home and your community affect your health? Did you know polluted water can pollute the fish you catch? At NHS we make every effort to foster environmental stewardship, so all our neighbors can be healthy and thrive.
To learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it, just reach out!
SUSTAINABILITY STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING
Our sustainability classes show you how to save money and create a healthier environment for you and your loved ones. Learn about: Organic Vegetable Gardening; Home Energy Savings; Pesticide-Free Landscaping and more.
YOU CAN BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER
Participants in our Environmental Leadership Program learn about climate change, healthy soils, pollution prevention, and sustainable building and gardening practices. Then they learn how to effect change in the areas that matter most to them.
Doreen Abubakar is a social entrepreneur and advocate for Newhallville’s Learning Corridor. A regular NHS volunteer, she joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
The West River Watershed Coalition & New Haven Energy Task Force meet monthly at NHS’ Learning Lab. We’re building more coalitions for sustainable living.
TOUR THE LAB…
NHS’ Home Improvement & Energy Conservation Lab showcases sustainable building practices, for home and business installation. We love to show it off to groups of all ages.