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March 2019

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

There are many great things happening at Sierra Club Connecticut. We have ways for everyone to get involved in exploring, enjoying and protecting our planet: from engaging events to environmental legislation; from conservation campaigns to exciting upcoming outings.

Back by Popular Demand

Back by Popular Demand

Screening the film What Lies Upstream connects Sierra Club Connecticut with our focus on the fight to keep our air and rivers clean, our public lands free and advancing clean energy for all across the state. Due to popular demand, we will be offering another screening March 13th.

Legislative Committee Update

Legislative Committee Update

Get the latest news from Sierra Club Connecticut’s Legislative Committee! How is our 2019 legislature supporting the environmental issues we care about? Maybe you are interested in becoming involved and adding your voice to our cause!

Closing the Shark Fin Markets

Closing the Shark Fin Markets

Every year, tens of millions of sharks are killed globally for their fins, mostly to be used for shark fin soup. Shark finning is an inhumane, wasteful and unsustainable practice and does not discriminate against endangered shark species. Learn about what Connecticut is doing to stop this industry.

Connecticut DEEP Funding

Connecticut DEEP Funding

At the end of July of 2018, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) allocated just over $3 million to its Recreational Trails Grant Program. This program provides funds to a variety of projects across the state, all of which aim to create or improve outdoor recreation in Connecticut.

Fighting Fire with Fire

Fighting Fire with Fire

A case is made for Mini/Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants to deprive large new generators of a market. Mini/Micro CHP appeal to consumers and municipalities by having very few line losses, no transmission cost or losses and no need to build inefficient larger plants.

Help Us Attain Our Goals

Help Us Attain Our Goals

Sierra Club Connecticut knows we will have to fight some uphill battles to achieve our goals—but we also know the dedication of Connecticut’s leaders and volunteers won’t stop. Our commitment to facing these challenges head-on is our key to winning at the local level.

Transit Equality Day

Transit Equality Day

Sierra Club Connecticut joined environmental justice and transit advocates from all over the state on February 4th - Transit Equality Day. Though Connecticut is severely lagging behind other states in access to clean, affordable mass transit, we can push our state to transition towards an environmentally and socially just future!

Ready for 100

Ready for 100

Ready For 100 is a national movement of people working to inspire our leaders to embrace a vision of healthier communities powered with 100% clean, renewable energy. We are asking mayors, CEOs, religious leaders, principals, civic and community leaders, parents and students to commit to solutions that help us achieve 100% clean, renewable and just energy

Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is an outreach program of the Sierra Club that began in California in the early 1970s under the name Inner City Outings. Sierra Club Connecticut has two ICO chapters. The New Haven chapter was founded in 1993 and is still leading outings today.

What the Frack?!

What the Frack?!

How does fracking affect us in Connecticut? Senate Bill 753 will prevent waste from Pennsylvania or other states from being imported into Connecticut. It will protect all of Connecticut waters and prevent toxic, radioactive waste from being partially treated and discharged into Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound.

March Events

March Events

Check out this months events on the Events and Outings Page!