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November 2021

Campaign Highlights

Campaign Highlights

Take a look at the highlights from Sierra Club Connecticut’s current campaigns and what we’ve been working on. As always, thank you to all of our volunteers—we couldn’t do this without you!

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Catch up with the latest notes from our chapter chair – November is a time of thanks-giving, as we gather in our harvest of the year’s work in community with family and friends. This is a time to appreciate each other and those things we value...

Sierra Club Election in November

Sierra Club Election in November

This month, all Sierra Club chapters and groups vote for Executive Committee (ExCom) candidates. It is an essential criteria of the Club's operations – leaders of every state chapter are voted in by the membership at large. Please make sure to respond to your email or paper ballot when you receive it!

Climate Awareness Campaign Wraps Up as World Discusses Its Fate

Climate Awareness Campaign Wraps Up as World Discusses Its Fate

The world convenes at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in hopes of coming to an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions and save life as we know it on this planet. Meanwhile, here in Connecticut, we are pushing to make our state a national leader on climate action.

Ramping Up Energy Efficiency Training in CT

Ramping Up Energy Efficiency Training in CT

Learn about the ways ramping up energy efficiency training in Connecticut can address climate change and create a pathway for job seekers. Sierra Club Connecticut is working with allies, such as Efficiency for All, to create the energy efficiency workforce that we need in our state.

The Harmful Effects of Conventional Practices

The Harmful Effects of Conventional Practices

You probably know that GMOs, herbicides, and pesticides are “bad” for the environment and our health. But you may be interested to learn more details about why they are so detrimental to the health of the environment, our soil, and our food. This is part two in a series on soil health and sustainable agriculture.

Volunteer Opportunity for Chapter Political Chair

Volunteer Opportunity for Chapter Political Chair

Looking to step up and help us make a change? The Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter currently has a volunteer opportunity for Chapter Political Chair! Help our Chapter preserve the environment through nonpartisan grassroots political action, supporting and helping elect good environmental candidates, and positively influencing the behavior of public officials.

The Electric Lawn Brigade

The Electric Lawn Brigade

Sierra Club Connecticut’s West Hartford CT Ready for 100 joined the town’s annual Park Road Parade with their electric lawn brigade. When it comes to moving away from fossil fuels, there is a lot of talk of electric cars – but have you thought about your lawn care tools?

ICYMI on Instagram!

ICYMI on Instagram!

@govnedlamont: This is a climate emergency. We need you to lead on climate action now. Click on our linktree in our bio to sign a petition to Governor Ned Lamont to take action and lead CT towards a better, more sustainable future.

ICYMI on Facebook!

ICYMI on Facebook!

What an a beautiful, amazing autumn day! Our first outing in over two years at Gay City State Park with Hartford group Chair Steve Lewis! Thank you to all that came out. Check our events for more outings to come!

CT Not Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

CT Not Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

In September, our state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that Connecticut is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. Sierra Club Connecticut is fiercely advocating for actions in our state that will immediately reduce the use of fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gases, and make our local air more breathable.