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How to Vote for the Environment!
Election Day in Connecticut is only three days away! While most of us are concentrating on which candidates to choose, there are also two important referendum measures on the ballot. These ballot measures will have a significant effect on both the natural environment and a green transportation future here in Connecticut.
More about Yes on Question #2
This week, all CT election ballots will include “Question #2,” an initiative to help protect public lands and State Parks. Sierra Club Connecticut strongly encourages you to vote "Yes" to this change in our Constitution! Why?
Chapter Chair Update
As we head towards election day, our Chapter Chair, Martha Klein, reflects on the voters in our state and the commonalities that cross party lines. She encourages you to get out and vote on November 6th. There is also some good news in Connecticut’s fight against fracked gas.
Hiking the New England Trail
The beautiful New England Trail (NET), one of the eleven National Scenic Trails of America, begins on Long Island Sound in Connecticut and runs north to the border in New Hampshire. Hear first hand from our Sierra Club Connecticut Certified Master Conservationist member, as she begins her goal of hiking the 215 mile New England Trail.
A Kick in the Glass
Since 1991, Connecticut has required most residents to recycle their recyclables, called single stream recycling, because it allows all recyclable material to be mixed together. There are some downsides to single stream, however, and there are steps you can take to help.
Final Endorsements for 2018 Election
With the midterm elections only three days away, the Political Committee of Sierra Club Connecticut offers its list of candidate endorsements and recommendations on state ballot questions. With thanks for the hard work of the committee, we invite you to examine their recommendations.
We all need energy and there is a strong growing movement to convert our nation to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. It is not possible, however, to meet the 100 percent clean, renewable energy goals without implementing energy efficiency (EE) broadly across our state and our nation.
RSVP for the Annual Fundraiser
Join us on November 17 from 7 to 9 pm in Avon for the Chapter's annual fundraiser. We will eat, drink and be merry as well as tap into our individual abilities to make a difference. Click here to RSVP.
New Volunteer Orientation
Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a volunteer-led Sierra Club program that introduces young people to the outdoors. Would you like to share your love of the outdoors with the next generation? The New Haven ICO group will hold a New Volunteer Orientation Meeting in New Haven on November 7 at 5:30. Click for more info and to RSVP.
Citizen Lobbying Training
It takes overwhelming support from citizens to change state policy on the environment. Without people asking for change, corporations and special interest groups will get what they want - the status quo. Join us for Sierra Club Citizen Lobbying Training in Middletown on December 10 from 5:30 - 9 pm. Click for more info and to RSVP.
We're hosting a screening and discussion of "Reinventing Power: American's Renewable Energy Boom" on December 12 in West Hartford. The film focuses on people in 8 states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry. Click for more info and to RSVP.
More Upcoming Events
Visit our events page for more information on upcoming fundraisers, educational events and more!