Get the latest update from our Chapter Chair. April has been a busy month! Sierra Club Connecticut has been getting a lot done this legislative session, participated in many Earth Day events and is even creating a new committee.
Legislative Update 5/2019
With a month to go in the legislative session, proposed bills have been through the committee process and are now awaiting action by the House or Senate. Now is the time to make your voice heard on these proposals, as only those bills with strong support will make it all the way to become law.
Home Heating and Cooling
Read about one homeowner's adventure in finding a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly heating and cooling option for his house. Learn more about the transition, and get inspired with some ideas on how you might be able to cut down the carbon footprint of your own home.
Equity, Justice and Energy
The interconnectedness of energy use and efficiency, transportation, clean power, environmental justice, human health and the planet’s future were clearly called out Sunday, April 14th, at the “Stand Up for Climate Action & Energy Equity” rally. Hundreds gathered at the state capitol to hold lawmakers accountable and support policies and programs for clean energy.
Fracked Gas News
The big news in April was the release of the Sierra Club Connecticut commissioned report on the frequency of leaks along gas pipelines that line streets in towns and cities. Find out the results of the study, the effects on climate change and see where our state stands on the use of fracked gas.
Book Review - Property Power
Find out about the book Property Power written the late Mary Ann Guitar, a Connecticut resident and environmental and political activist. You will get an insight into the land conservation in our state and the beginnings of some of the most well-known environmental organizations today, including the Sierra Club.
The State of Offshore Wind Energy
Offshore wind energy for Connecticut will help us meet our state’s climate and clean energy goals. Learn more about where we stand compared to other states in our region and the opportunity we have to create jobs and invest in the offshore wind energy industry.
May 2019 Events
Check out this month's events! Click here to see our Events and Outings page.
Senate Bill 586 moves us in the wrong direction by creating a loophole that would allow for trophy hunting of Connecticut’s small bear population while doing nothing to encourage prevention of conflicts with wildlife. Learn more about the background and details of this bill and some reasonable solutions and alternatives.