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May 2022

CT Leads on Climate this Session

CT Leads on Climate this Session

The 2022 Connecticut legislative session came to a close at midnight this past Wednesday May 4. The legislature stepped it up this year and delivered some big wins for climate and the environment. We are proud of the work that was done this session by our members and supporters, our volunteers and staff, and our legislative environmental champions. We couldn’t be happier with the positive results and are extending a big thank you for all your advocacy.

A Note from Our Chapter Chair

A Note from Our Chapter Chair

Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter’s 50th anniversary is fast approaching! Help us celebrate by getting involved. Find out what we have planned this month and support us where you can. We would love to meet you – our members and volunteers are what makes our grassroots movement possible.

Campaign Highlights

Campaign Highlights

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

Olmsted's 200th... It's Complicated

Olmsted's 200th... It's Complicated

April marked the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday, the father of landscape architecture from Hartford, CT. Though he was a conservation and political activist, there was a downside to some of his projects. How can we learn from the legacy of Olmsted as we move forward in our own conservation efforts?

Military Outdoors Comes to Connecticut

Military Outdoors Comes to Connecticut

The Sierra Club Military Outdoors program aims to improve the lives of veterans and their families through connections with the outdoors and inspire members of the military and veteran community to become outspoken champions for environmental conservation and justice. We are excited to bring this program to our Chapter!

Member Profile: Marty Mador

Member Profile: Marty Mador

As part of Sierra Club Connecticut’s 50th Anniversary, we wanted to talk to and celebrate some long term members and volunteers. Our first profile is on Marty Mador – a dedicated activist and leader in our chapter (and beyond). Thank you, Marty!

Hartford Community Climate Day is a Big Success

Hartford Community Climate Day is a Big Success

Sierra Club Connecticut co-hosted Community Climate Day in April in collaboration with Hartford community leaders and non-profits, and a fun time was shared by all. Read more to learn about the Chapter’s commitment to intersectional organizing, and the goal of creating a stronger and more unified environmental justice movement through community building.

Political Committee Seeks New Members

Political Committee Seeks New Members

It’s campaign season again! All of our State Representative and Senator positions are up for election this November. Help Sierra Club Connecticut in our endorsement process. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates and help select those who best support our environmental and justice goals!

CT Insurance Companies and Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

CT Insurance Companies and Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

What can Connecticut do to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and what do insurance companies have to do with it? Learn more about our efforts to stop drilling in the arctic and join us to call for climate action from the insurance industry!

Climate Ride 2022

Climate Ride 2022

Thousands of bicycle riders have powered the Climate Ride on their quest to protect our planet and improve lives through sustainability and active transportation. Participants have raised millions of dollars for environmentally oriented organizations, including our own Sierra Club Connecticut. Come and add your support to this year's ride!