Chapter Chair Update

Ann Gadwah

Sierra Club Connecticut has been hard at work as both a voice for our members and for our environment here in the great state of Connecticut. Your membership and support for our work is greatly appreciated and is being put to good use on a variety of subjects. We hope you have been keeping up with our work and encourage members to reach out if you have a topic of interest or a problem that we can use the power of our grassroots network to help with.

 

Our legislative team is busy submitting both spoken and written testimony on a variety of bills. From moving us away from fracked gas to plastic bag bans, there are so many great environmental bills that need support during their public hearings. Now the bills coming out of committee will need your help. Please keep an eye out for our action alerts regarding these bills, and let your legislator know that you support our environmental priorities!

 

On the conservation campaign front, our Beyond Gas team is fighting against a proposed gas plant in Killingly. This plant is unneeded according to the state and region’s current and future energy demand and will prevent the state from achieving our mandated greenhouse gas reduction targets. For more information regarding the groups’ work and to get involved, please contact campaign leader, Martha Klein.  

 

Our Ready for 100 campaign continues to spread its wings across Connecticut. Teams are working in West Hartford and Milford to get citizens fired up about clean energy and looking for mayoral support for the goal. There are so many wonderful community events you can find at Sierra Club Connecticut's Events & Outings. If your town or city is considering or ready for 100% clean, renewable energy, please contact Ready for 100 Connecticut leader Diane Lentakis.

 

While we believe that every day is Earth Day, the official Earth Day is this month, and many of our wonderful allies are holding events throughout the state. Sierra Club will have a table at many of these events, including at Hamden Earth Day, Woodbury Earth Day, Ansonia Nature Center’s Earth Day Celebration, and UCONN’s Earth Day Spring Fling, and others. Stop by, and say hi!

 

Finally, I want to personally thank our members and supporters for all their amazing work and support for the Club. We absolutely could not do it without you.

 

Ann Gadwah is Chapter Chair, Sierra Club Connecticut.