The Quinnehtukqut

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Rise Up 2018 a Success

Rise Up 2018 a Success

On Sunday, September 9, CT Chapter Sierra Club, along with numerous other environmental and justice organizations in Connecticut, held a rally and march at the New Haven Green to Rise Up for Climate, Jobs and Justice. This action was part of a world-wide movement of over 900 events in 97 countries and on all seven continents.

Chapter Chair Update

Chapter Chair Update

Check in with Martha Klein, the CT Chapter Chair. This month she focuses on fracked gas explosions and what it means for all of us.

Calling All CT Voters

Calling All CT Voters

In November, all Connecticut ballots will include a State referendum to help protect public lands and State Parks. CT Chapter Sierra Club strongly encourages you to vote "Yes" on "Question #2,” to change our Constitution. The Public Lands Referendum will provide a much needed check and balance to prevent our public lands from being sold or given away.

Plastic Bags Must Go

Plastic Bags Must Go

In 1977, the first plastic grocery bags started to make an appearance in stores. Today, what was once a novelty is such an integral part of our lives that we barely notice them. That seemingly insignificant piece of plastic that we may not give much thought to, is, however, causing immense damage to our planet.

Political Committee Update

Political Committee Update

Get the latest update from our Political Committee as the election season heats up. CT Chapter Sierra Club continues its work endorsing strong local environmental champions. Our endorsement search for strong statewide candidates includes Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Attorney General and Secretary of State has begun as well. We hope to help elect leaders who share our vision of Connecticut being a nationwide leader in 100% clean, renewable energy and in environmental protection.

Save Remington Woods

Save Remington Woods

Remington Woods is a 422 acre forest in the heart of one of the most densely populated urban centers of Connecticut, in Bridgeport and Stratford. It is currently under threat of development by DuPont. The time is now to come together to preserve our woodlands.

Spilling the Beans

Spilling the Beans

In previous editions of the Quinnehtukqut, we introduced readers to hazardous liquid incidents in the U.S. in recent years. We concluded the pipeline system is inconspicuously incident-prone and highlighted the primary pipeline operators and failure causes. In this third and final installment, we uncover drivers of the likelihood of an incident having an environmental cost and drivers of the severity of that environmental cost.

Real Time Renewable

Real Time Renewable

The goal of 100% clean and renewable energy is becoming more of a reality each day. Once a radical idea, 100% clean and renewable energy is now routinely featured in the news as cities and communities around the country commit to reaching this goal. Moving away from dirty fossil fuels and making an equitable and just transition to clean and renewable energy on a community-wide and statewide level is both possible and necessary in the near future.

Family Sierra Club Excursion

Family Sierra Club Excursion

Learn about the inspiring trip made by a local CT Chapter Sierra Club member, as she traveled to California with her granddaughter. They shared their first-ever backpacking experience on the first “Backpack and Base Camp for Grandparents and Grandkids” excursion run by the Sierra Club.

Welcome Jody Kaplan

Welcome Jody Kaplan

The Shoreline Group of the CT Chapter Sierra Club welcomes our new chair, Jody Kaplan!

Grassroots Organizer

Grassroots Organizer

Olivia Knight spent her summer working as an Organizer on the Western New England Greenway trail project in her hometown of New Milford, courtesy of a Sierra Club Grassroots Network Grant. She attended town meetings, promoted the New Milford River Trail, organized different walks along the trail and learned about its values to her community.

Coastal Cruiser

Coastal Cruiser

Walter and his wife love kayaking, but found it harder with age. Walter decided to build his own boat using already existing parts. The first motor was a trolling motor powered by two lead acid marine batteries.

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

Many dog owners are nature-lovers as well - enjoying their time outside on walks or at the local park with their canine companion. Now with canine influenza becoming more present in Connecticut and local populations, it is important to be informed before bringing your dog to the park or other dog-friendly locations.

Events

Events

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Request for Content

All Connecticut Sierra Club members are invited to contribute to our online newsletter, the Quinnehtukqut, which posts ten times per year: monthly, with one summer issue for July and August, and one holiday/winter issue for December and January. We accept articles, book reviews, puzzles, events, photos, poems, etc. Articles, limited to 500 words, should be on a subject of local or national interest to the Connecticut Chapter membership. The goal of the newsletter is to inform, educate, motivate and involve our members.

 

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