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November 2019

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Get a recap of what’s happened with Sierra Club Connecticut this last month. We’re also looking forward to some special events coming up in the next few months, including our open house. Come join us - we’d love to meet you!

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain

What parts of nature stick out in your mind as we travel around the seasons? Read a poem inspired by the daisies blooming in autumn.

No Such Thing As Green Fossil Fuels

No Such Thing As Green Fossil Fuels

The top environmental priority should be halting the release of greenhouse gases; however, we’ve had the wool pulled over our eyes. Promises of “clean coal” or “natural gas” which are marketed as cleaner alternatives give us a false sense of hope.

Tackling Transportation Pollution

Tackling Transportation Pollution

Pollution from transportation accounts for nearly 40% of Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions. The state’s transportation system is inequitable and favors drivers of cars. Hear from Sierra Club Connecticut Director Sam Dynowski about the Transportation Climate Initiative, a policy to reduce pollution and increase investment in equitable transit options.

Sierra Club Puerto Rico Visits CT

Sierra Club Puerto Rico Visits CT

The Puerto Rican community in Connecticut is a strong cultural and political force in the state. We were thrilled last month to welcome the Chair of Sierra Club Puerto Rico, Jose Menendez, who spoke to members, supporters, and allies about the inspiring work of the Puerto Rico Chapter, which ranges from fighting coal ash to installing solar panels.

Wildlife Value Study

Wildlife Value Study

How is the American perception of wildlife changing? What about in our state? How does the public want to intersect with nature? Are the public’s values different from those of our wildlife management agencies?

Milkweed

Milkweed

Help support monarch butterflies by planting milkweed! Get some very valuable tips and tricks on growing native milkweeds, attracting even more butterflies and pollinators to your garden, and assisting monarchs on their migration.