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The Most Unusual Solar Tour Yet 

The Smart Solar Financing House Renewable Energy Tour

Saturday, May 3rd
Tours/Seminar: 12pm or 2:30pm
Tickets: $15 per person

Visit a 1960 ranch house in Plainville and see how good credit and equity can equal a NET ZERO energy home. [Read more]

To order tickets got to www.pace-cleanenergy.org and click on "Events". 


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Current CT Issues 

Bridgeport Shines
On March 18, 2014, Bridgeport's City Council approved a 20-year lease agreement with United Illuminating (UI) for a solar array to be built on top of a capped landfill. CT Sierra Club is very supportive of Mayor Finch's initiative as it is a huge step in bringing renewable energy to CT. [Read more]

Get the Frack Out of CT
CT Sierra Club and a coalition rallied about 30-40 people to deliver petition signatures to Governor Malloy's office supporting SB 237 - the ban on importation of fracking waste into CT. We are only protected by a complete ban; regulations will not do when it comes to toxic fracking waste! Check our website or http://www.facebook.com/dontwastect for updates on how the bill is going. 

Critical Habitats
One of the most interesting yet often undiscovered features of CT is its critical habitats.  The CT DEEP has identified 25 rare and specialized habitats, such as a 44+ acre pitch pine forest in Groton. Efforts are underway to preserve these wonderful sites. [Read more]


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Wild & Scenic Film Festival a Success

CT Sierra Club held is 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on April 12th.  We thank the many outdoor and environmental enthusiasts who came to watch the 13 inspiring and adventurous films.  Attendees were inspired to start a "war against fracking"! Click here for more information and see photos of the event.


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Events

All events open to club members and the public

May 8 - Greater Hartford Group Monthly Meeting - Urban-Suburban Watershed Stewardship presentation by Mary Pelletier, Director of Park Watershed, Inc. [Read more]


Outings

Hiking

May 11 - Bolton Notch Pond, Bolton - wander the rail to trail with hike leader Renee Tayor [Read more]

Kayaking

May 25 - Turtle Cove, Essex - kayak through a tidal estuary whose channel supports wild rice and eel grass in bracken tidal marshes with Renee Taylor. [Read more

Biking

May 9 and June 1- Manchester - if you like to move slowly, chat with friends and see what's around you, this is the bike outing for you. Register with trip leader Ron Haines at ronaldhaines@bellsouth.net. Bicycle helmets are mandatory. [Read more]


Permaculture Program

Hidden Garden & ConnSoil will be offering a Permaculture Design Certification course (PDC) this fall at the Center for Sustainable Living in Bethlehem, CT.

(Note: this is not a Sierra Club sponsored event; however, it may be of interest to members)

Permaculture is a design system which draws on nature and ecology to design what we humans need to survive in ways that are sustainable and not harmful to our planet.

For more information, contact Hidden Garden & Connsoil at www.hgconnsoil.com

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