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Heroes Needed

The CT Chapter is in need of some heroes HELEN Heroes, that is. HELEN (helping environmental leaders engage neighbors) is the Sierra Club's database. HELEN Heroes help the CT Chapter get the right message to the right people, by putting essential data into the Sierra Club's database. For more information on how to become a HELEN Hero, click here.


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Day of Action: We Said NO to Keystone/ YES to Clean Energy

On May 17th, CT Sierra Club tabled for a "Say No to Keystone XL Pipeline/Yes to Clean Energy" Day of Action at the Ecofest in Milford, CT.  Our event was one of over 100 National Day of Action events that Sierra Club chapters across the US organized and/or participated in. [Read more]


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Legislative News

Several bills supported by the CT Sierra Club were passed during the 2014 CT Legislative Session.  These include:

  • SB 237 Fracking Waste - imposes a 3 year moratorium on imports or processing
  • HB 5408 Utility Company Enhanced Tree Trimming Program - provides a better balance between tree cutting to preserve the grid and preserving our natural environment
  • SB70 - helps preserve the state open space lands
  • HB 5242 - creates a process for developing the long overdue comprehensive water plan

For a complete summary of all bills which passed/failed in the 2014 CT Legislative Session, click here.

Volunteers Needed to Make a Better World

The Chapter Political Committee every 2 years decides on endorsements for candidates running for office. This year we will look at the race for statewide offices (governor, AG) and for the state legislature (House and Senate). If you have an interest in politics and want to volunteer a few hours this summer, or just want to work towards a slightly better world, please contact Political Chair Marty Mador, martin.mador@aya.yale.edu, 203 281 4326. [Read more]


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Outings

All outings open to club members and the public

HIKING

June 7 - Bolton Notch Pond, Bolton - join hike leader Renee Tayor on this rail to trail hike [Read more]

June 15 - Penwood State Park, Simsbury - wander around the rolling hills for an hour and a half with hike leader Renee Tayor [Read more]

Don't forget: Connecticut Trails Day on June 7th and 8th.  Help your favorite State Park and get outside at the same time.

KAYAKING

On a perfect day for our 1st club outing, six of us put in at the sandy beach of the Essex Teal Lane public access and enjoyed few bugs, mild temperatures, and low winds. Click here for a recap and pictures of our trip.

June 21 - Pachaug Pond, Griswold -  take a quiet paddle in the largest CT publc water east of the CT River [Read more]

June 29 - Bluff Point, Groton - this shallow and protected open water is excellent for kayaking [Read more]


Events

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All events open to club members and the public

June 12Greater Hartford Group Monthly Meeting - Potluck Supper - join us for our annual potluck supper on the terrace at Westmoor Park, overlooking the beautiful perennial flower beds. [Read more]

July 11 - Global Population Day Google Hangout - join the Sierra Club's Global Population and Enviroment Program and our partners for a Healthy People, Healthy Planet: A World Population Day chat to learn more about the connections between family planning, reproductive health, climate and the environment. Click here for more information. 

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