WITH YOU WE BUILD RESILIENCE

NHS models and teaches resilience so you can thrive in changing times.

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

OUR IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT

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Environmental Leadership

Graduates of our program are change-makers; publishing books, becoming master gardeners, leading workshops, and helping make solar power more available to New Haveners.

Education

We have taught hundreds of people how to maintain their home, save energy, and practice healthy, sustainable gardening and landscaping.

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Cleaner Waterways

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 health, 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!

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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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

 

TAKE ACTION

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.

REDUCE POLLUTION WITH A RAIN GARDEN 

A rain garden diverts water than runs off your roof away from the municipal storm water system and into a garden filled with water-tolerant plants. This prevents runoff from flowing into the sewer system, polluting our rivers and oceans. Rain gardens also allow rain and snowmelt to seep into the ground, where it is naturally filtered before returning to the groundwater table.
Why does groundwater matter?

In times of drought, plants (trees, flowers, agricultural crops, garden vegetables) need an extra source of water. A full groundwater table can support plants during a drought. A depleted groundwater table leads to saltwater contamination, resulting in less food for people and wildlife
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NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABLE
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