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March 2020

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Hear from our chapter chair and her vision for the future of our state and how we might get there. Get the latest update on what’s been happening this month with Sierra Club Connecticut.

Legislative Update

Legislative Update

Since the legislature convened the 2020 session on Wednesday, February 5, your Sierra Club Connecticut legislative team has been meeting with legislators, tracking bills that impact the environment, and readying testimony for public hearings. Get caught up with our state’s environmental legislation.

Pressure to End Fracked Gas Expansion in CT

Pressure to End Fracked Gas Expansion in CT

We have a fight ahead of us to get dirty energy out of our state. We need action - not just words - in order to end the fracked gas expansion that continues with no sign of slowing. Join us!

Wildlife Committee Update

Wildlife Committee Update

Get an update from Sierra Club Connecticut’s newest committee and hear about upcoming events to get involved in. The committee chair explains the details of the wildlife-friendly legislation our chapter is pushing for, aiming to protect state, migratory and international species.

Chapter Supports Program to Reduce Transportation Pollution

Chapter Supports Program to Reduce Transportation Pollution

Transportation is the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and in Connecticut. That’s why reducing emissions from transportation must be addressed. Right now, multiple states in New England and the Mid-Atlantic are working together to do just that.

Insurance Companies in CT

Insurance Companies in CT

As residents of Connecticut, the “Insurance Capital of the World”, we have a unique role to play in stopping insurance companies from funding and insuring fossil fuels. Help us stop the money pipeline and insure Our Future - NOT Fossil Fuels!

Fight Against Puppy Mills Gets Local

Fight Against Puppy Mills Gets Local

Find out what’s happening on the state and local level to stop puppy mill sales. On an environmental level, this inhumane industry has a negative impact and adds to the overpopulation of stray and unwanted animals.

Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Devices

Though many of us are against fossil fuels, our homes are often powered and heated by them. Until we can make the switch to 100% clean and renewable energy, there are still steps you can take to minimize your home’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Who Took the Trees

Who Took the Trees

One of our members got curious about the tree work that gets done by our state’s Department of Transportation. Why are some trees removed? What might the effects be on the environment? Are more trees going to be removed and will any be replaced?

Connecticut Cut Flower Farming

Connecticut Cut Flower Farming

When we think of Connecticut farming and the farm-to-table movement, we often think of food farming. But growing in popularity are locally sourced cut flowers, often a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way to put flowers on your table.

A View from Connecticut Trails

A View from Connecticut Trails

Take a look at some stunning photographs from trails around Connecticut. Our last series from Larry Thompson took a look at some of the up close beauty you find on the trails. This series takes a step back to see the charm of our state’s forest landscapes.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour

Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour

This year Sierra Club Connecticut hosted a Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport. If you had to miss it, don’t worry - we had such a great time, we’re planning on doing it again next year!