The Quinnehtukqut

June 2022

Loss and Hope in the Tale of Two Cubs

Loss and Hope in the Tale of Two Cubs

Unfortunately, some people are not aware of the simple steps it takes to keep humans and bears safe. Black bears are a keystone species in Connecticut and important for the health of our ecosystem. In order to keep them safe, the public must learn how to coexist with this beautiful animal.

A Note from Our Chapter Chair

A Note from Our Chapter Chair

On June 1st, 1972 our Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter was officially founded. Fifty years later, we are a strong community and one of the most respected environmental organizations in Connecticut, fighting on many fronts for clean air and water, protecting our parks and forests, and offering outings and educational events to our members.

Campaign Highlights

Campaign Highlights

Take a look at the highlights from Sierra Club Connecticut’s current campaigns and what we’ve been working on this last month. As always, thank you to all of our volunteers—we couldn’t do this without you!

Hartford Energy Burden Study Update

Hartford Energy Burden Study Update

There’s been an overwhelming response to the report on energy burden in Hartford that we developed with the Trinity College Action Lab. With partners in the community we’ve identified some immediate steps that will help ease energy burden.

The Life of a Car

The Life of a Car

Is your car on its way out? Thinking about switching to an EV? One of the ways you can contribute to Sierra Club Connecticut is by donating your car – it’s simple and easy! You’ll be helping the environment and supporting our chapter. Hear about the process from someone who recently donated!

Sierra Club CT Executive Committee Service

Sierra Club CT Executive Committee Service

The Connecticut Chapter has a volunteer leadership board called the Executive Committee, which oversees and approves the work of staff, committees, and groups. Nominations from our at-large membership for open seats on the board can be submitted to the Nominating Committee until July 15 for the annual autumn election.

Addressing Energy Burden in Connecticut

Addressing Energy Burden in Connecticut

Did you know that our state has one of the highest electricity rates in the nation? Find out what Connecticut is doing to address the energy burden disproportionately felt by low-income households. Help us by adding your voice as we push for cleaner and more affordable energy.

What Are You Up To?

What Are You Up To?

How are you celebrating or protecting the environment in our state? Share with us what you are up to and what is important to you! This month we heard about Naugatuck Earth Day’s Mayor for the Day and the Great Hill Green Belt in Waterbury and Naugatuck.

Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

We are growing our team of volunteer leaders and now have several Chapter Chair positions open for the following committees – Conservation, Political, Outings, and Membership. If you are an active Sierra Club member and are looking to make a big difference in the success of the Connecticut chapter, please email connecticut.chapter@sierraclub.org and let us know your future leadership position interests. Click here to see more details on the open positions.