The Quinnehtukqut

Summer 2019

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Ann Gadwah provides an update on the Chapter’s activities in recent weeks. Read more to find out about upcoming events and the challenges we are confronting to stop climate change.

Chapter Assembly

Chapter Assembly

Three times each year at the Chapter Assembly, Chapter Colloquium and Council of Club Leaders, Sierra Club chapter leaders from around the country have the opportunity to gather together to learn from each other and gain new skills and knowledge. Get an update from the most recent event.

Climate 101

Climate 101

The history of climate science is hundreds of years old! Learn about the progression of climate science, get a basic understanding of anthropogenic climate disruption, and find out what has been learned in recent years.

Buying an Electric Car Makes Sense

Buying an Electric Car Makes Sense

There are innumerable benefits in converting to an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, for the climate, the environment, and for the pocketbook of the consumer. Read about these benefits from EV owner and Sierra Club Connecticut volunteer Steve Lewis.

Go Solar and Support CT Sierra Club

Go Solar and Support CT Sierra Club

To confront climate change, we need climate action. And, for climate action, we need climate solutions. One step we can take is moving toward clean energy in our homes. Learn more about Sierra Club’s partnership with SunPower to help bring more members go solar.

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

As environmentalists, we’re concerned about the impact of factory farming on the environment. Fortunately, meat and egg substitutes abound. Learn more about both issues in the latest article from the Connecticut State Director of the Humane Society of the United States.

CT Regulators Approve Power Plant

CT Regulators Approve Power Plant

Where does Connecticut stand in the race to move away from dirty energy and towards renewables? One set back is the recent approval of a large fracked gas power plant in Killingly, but the fight is not over and Sierra Club Connecticut and environmentalists are not backing down.

National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week

September marks the return of National Drive Electric Week, a nation-wide celebration of the many positive impacts of electrified transportation. Learn how you can join Sierra Club Connecticut to be a part of this years’ event.

Outings Report

Outings Report

Hear from one of our Outings leaders about a recent kayaking trip and see the many pictures of the lake and flora in the area. Get inspired to go on their next kayaking Outing!

2019 Legislative Wrap Up

2019 Legislative Wrap Up

Get an update on how the legislative session ended this season - where we can celebrate and where we have more work to do. Our collective voice, caring about the environment, makes a huge difference.

Monthly Donor CT 1

Monthly Donor CT 1

Sierra Club Connecticut needs your support to turn out volunteers to protect air, land, water and wildlife. Please consider a monthly gift to support work happening right here. 100% of your monthly support stays here to fight for Connecticut's future.

Two Poems

Two Poems

Nature has always been an inspiration in the arts. As you read these two poems, join the author as he reflects on the nature around us. The second poem* considers the sometimes callous relationship between humans and nature. *Warning: May be too graphic for some readers.

10 Tips for September Gardens

10 Tips for September Gardens

Master Gardener Michele MacKinnon gives recommendations for early autumn garden care, with her always environmentally astute and wholesome sensibility.

Graphic Designer Volunteer Needed

Graphic Designer Volunteer Needed

Take our written copy and our notes regarding how we want the flyer, poster, email, etc. to look and design it to fit into our visual identity. Within given parameters, your job is to choose the typeface, the type size, photos, graphics, etc. and incorporate them into an attractive, inviting, call to action or advancement of Chapter activities. Reports to Communications Committee, but may receive requests for design from our many committees including conservation, land and water, politics, etc.