The Quinnehtukqut

September 2022

A Note from our Chapter Chair

A Note from our Chapter Chair

Though we have a long way to go to stop climate change and protect the environment, we are making steps in the right direction – what we do makes a difference. Hear some encouraging words from our chapter chair and find out what’s been going on in our chapter and beyond.

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!

New Eversource Methane Pipeline in Wilton Being Built with Ratepayer Subsidies

New Eversource Methane Pipeline in Wilton Being Built with Ratepayer Subsidies

Eversource is building a new fracked gas pipeline in Wilton with little evidence that customers in that area are eager to power their homes with methane. Join community members and Sierra Club Connecticut and take action to stop the gas pipeline extension project that has started along New Canaan Road/Route 106.

Rise of the Tick

Rise of the Tick

If you are in Connecticut and enjoy the outdoors, then you are no doubt familiar with ticks and the risk of diseases spread by them. Unfortunately ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Learn more about why and stay tuned in our next newsletter about what we can do about it.

Update Incentives to Help CT Drivers Make the EV Transition

Update Incentives to Help CT Drivers Make the EV Transition

In the United States, transportation accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of the economy, including power generation. Electrification of transportation is a critical component of “decarbonizing” the U.S. economy and preventing catastrophic climate change. What are the benefits of purchasing an EV? What are the incentives?

What You Should Know About Hydrogen

What You Should Know About Hydrogen

Hydrogen has suddenly become a hot topic in Connecticut policy circles. With new federal funding for hydrogen hubs and passage of a bill in the state legislature, the appropriate use of hydrogen in Connecticut is now being investigated in at least two processes. What are environmentally-sound sources and uses of hydrogen?

Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

We are growing our team of volunteer leaders and now have several Chapter Chair positions open for the following committees – Conservation, Political, Outings, and Membership. If you are an active Sierra Club member and are looking to make a big difference in the success of the Connecticut chapter, please email connecticut.chapter@sierraclub.org and let us know your future leadership position interests.