The Quinnehtukqut

May 2020

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Despite being at a distance, Sierra Club Connecticut is still participating in online events to rally for our environment, working with organizations to fight for the people, and standing in solidarity with the indigenous people in our area. Hear from our chapter chair for this month’s update.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

When we cannot get together as a group to make change, we can still do our part as individuals. Added up, that still makes a difference. We can still clean up the environment around us, changing the local world for the better.

Climate Leadership Needed

Climate Leadership Needed

Connecticut’s insurance industry is part of the “money pipeline” that feeds the fossil fuel industry in two ways: through investments in fossil fuel companies and by underwriting fossil fuel projects. Find out how much money insurers invest in fossil fuels, and help us put the pressure on to divert to renewable energy.

Pandemic Necessitates Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Pandemic Necessitates Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Most of the focus with the coronavirus pandemic is on how it is affecting our human communities. But you might be wondering - does the coronavirus affect animals? You may also want to consider your pets and how you can be prepared as a pet owner for emergency situations.

Invasive Water Chestnut Removal Opportunity

Invasive Water Chestnut Removal Opportunity

Invasive species are a threat to native habitats and species, and there are many in our state. The water chestnut is one that can be found in the fresh waters of Connecticut. Learn how you can get involved with our Greater Hartford Group to restore sites and stop the plant’s spread.

Ready for 100 Update

Ready for 100 Update

Sierra Club Connecticut’s Ready for 100 teams are finding creative ways to work from home during these times. We now have four active teams and look forward to jump starting two more teams in the near future. Find out how to get your town ready for 100% renewable energy!

Political Chair Update

Political Chair Update

More exciting news from Sierra Club Connecticut’s political committee this month! Get a quick update on Sierra Club’s newest endorsements for our federal Representatives, and what’s to come in the months ahead.

Too Mulch of a Good Thing

Too Mulch of a Good Thing

When we mulch our home gardens we mimic Mother Nature—if we practice moderation. Unfortunately, this annual rite of spring is overdone. Get some tips, tricks, and general guidelines for mulching your gardens from a Master Gardener.