Riverfront Recapture Event

UConn Net Impact Chapter organised a clean-up drive on 5th November 2019 at Riverfront, Hartford in association with Riverfront Recapture, Inc, a non-profit organization that manages downtown Hartford’s riverfront park system.
Riverfront Recapture has contributed immensely to improve the quality of life in Hartford by recapturing its riverfront property for the economic development of the city and the enjoyment of the public. The non-profit organization manages Hartford’s four riverfront parks and has continuously expanded the footprint and accessibility of the parks while offering cultural events and recreational activities.
A group of 15 excited students from UConn Business School, took the task of preparing the garden beds on the riverfront sidewalks for winter season. The activity involved weeding out dead plants and clearing up fallen leaves from the riverfront sidewalks.
The program started with an info session on the detailed history of Riverfront by the organizers of Riverfront Recapture, Margie and Christopher. It was informative and interactive session attended by UConn students and volunteers from Travelers Inc. This was followed by three hours of fun, happiness and team building work. A sense of contentment prevailed in all the volunteers to have contributed their bit to keep the environment clean.
We would like the thank Margie Girardi and Christopher Hayes from Riverfront Recapture, Inc. to have given us an opportunity to be a part of this drive.
To find out more about Riverfront Recapture and get involved, visit www.riverfront.org

Keney Park Sustainability Event

Keney Parks Sustainability Vegetation Plantation Event:


On March 15th, 2019, UConn’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter visited the Keney Park Sustainability Project (KPSP). KPSP intends to create the next generation of healthy, productive and environmentally conscious citizens.

15 Uconn Graduate students helped KPSP in removing dead plants and vegetate lettuce, spinach and cilantro seeds. Uconn students learn about the impact of the environment on mental, physical and spiritual health. And how the practice of sustainable techniques promotes a healthy symbiotic relationship between us and our environment.





The Keney Park Sustainability Project goal is to support the development and sustainability of community-based food systems, i.e., farmers markets, community gardens, school-based gardening, agricultural project and home gardens. KPSP protect and preserve the 693-acre urban forest named Keney Park by providing individuals employable landscaping and forest management skills.  As a result, it is creating the next generation of employable parks workers and Environmental Stewards.





Projects of KPSP:

  1. Landscaping: Through landscaping project KPSPS is helping youngsters between 13 to 18 years of age to develop both professional and personal skills.
  2. Composting: KPSP compost is used in a mixture used to plant seeds, improve quality of soil and promote local food protection.
  3. Aquaponics: Aquaponics consists of growing fish and vegetables in a productive, integrated system in any outdoor space.
  4. Forest Management, Building & Design: KPSP forest management projects consist of clearing invasive species from the trails, upcycling forest materials and lumber, and overall keeping the trails of Keney Park clear for easy public access.
  5. Health and nutrition: KPSP Health and Nutrition program is focused on educating the community on healthy eating and providing access to nutrient-rich foods.

To find out more about Keney Park and get involved, visit https://www.keneyparksustainability.org/projects