The Quinnehtukqut

February 2019

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

You may have heard from her as our Political Committee Chair of Sierra Club Connecticut, but now she is stepping into her new role as our Chapter Chair. Meet Ann Gadwah! Learn about her and get the latest chapter chair update.

Stop Extraction Waste in CT

Stop Extraction Waste in CT

Will this be the year that all toxic, radioactive oil and gas extraction wastes, which includes fracking waste, are banned in Connecticut? Learn about why Connecticut needs to pass a bill that bans all extraction waste and what you can do to help make that happen.

Victories for Farm Animals

Victories for Farm Animals

The beginning of this year started off with a big victory for farm animals as the Supreme Court maintained laws passed in two states that ban certain egregiously cruel practices of factory farms. Yet there are still many steps needed to be taken to move towards better animal welfare, higher environmental standards and improved public health.

Government Shutdown and Conservation

Government Shutdown and Conservation

The effects of our current government shutdown, the longest in our country’s history, are rippling through our society. One aspect of the shutdown is the stripping of federal funds from museums, scientific collections and scientific research.

10 Surprising Garden Lessons from 2018

10 Surprising Garden Lessons from 2018

When we’re stuck inside away from gardening and perhaps not in nature as much, the winter months are a perfect time to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned over the year. Try these tips in 2019, and see how your garden grows.

Advancement Committee Update

Advancement Committee Update

A major goal in funding Sierra Club Connecticut is supporting advocacy to protect resources that you want to pass on to the next generation. We seek to pass on the best our state offers. Learn about how Sierra Club Connecticut is working to do towards these goals and how you can help.

Environmental Policy Transition Team

Environmental Policy Transition Team

In December of 2018 Governor Ned Lamont appointed Ann Gadwah to the Environmental Policy Transition Committee as a representative from Sierra Club Connecticut. The Committee was comprised of leaders and advocates from all over the environmental community. They gave their recommendations to the Governor in January.

Hiking the New England Trail -Part 3

Hiking the New England Trail -Part 3

We’ve been following Nora as she hikes the 215 miles of the New England Trail. Catch up on the next leg of her journey from Farmington to Southington. Get inspired to take a hike and explore the trails of Connecticut!

Emergency Climate Resolution

Emergency Climate Resolution

As the concern over climate change continues to grow, so does the movement to push ourselves to boldly address this challenge. The Climate Emergency Resolution is a plan set forth by the New Haven Climate Movement, and endorsed by our Sierra Club Connecticut, urging the city of New Haven to declare a climate emergency.

A Walk A Day

A Walk A Day

We can turn to nature at any moment to find inspiration. Look through the eyes of an artist, as she shares one of her daily practices. “I started opening my eyes wider, taking in nature’s abundant beauty, mystery and wonder.”

February Events

February Events

Check out the great events hosted by the Sierra Club's Connecticut Chapter. This month's events include Transit Equity Day, Lobby Day and more! Hope to see you soon.