2020 Year in Review: Resilient Adaptation

As we look back at 2020, two words keep coming up for our team: resilience and adaptation. They’re approaches we use when dealing with climate change impacts, but they also typify how we’ve approached this tumultuous and momentous year. We’ve had to think on our feet, but weathering hard times has been made easier by […]

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Save the Sound statement: Long Island Sound funding in 2021 Federal Budget

“Save the Sound is overjoyed by the recent Congressional approval of $30.4 million in the 2021 federal budget for the protection and improvement of Long Island Sound. This increase of $9 million from last year clearly represents the commitment of our great representatives in NY and CT to our region. This funding will go towards […]

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Connecticut coasts experience negative consequences from sea level rise

by Savannah Mather  This is a guest post based on the author’s journalistic research, which included a conversation with Anthony Allen, assistant director of ecological restoration at Save the Sound. Sea levels along with the coast of Connecticut are expected to rise 20 inches by 2050, putting hundreds of thousands of people and their homes […]

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Don’t Trash the Annex—Hearing to Fight Waste Expansion on Dec. 16

The Annex, a neighborhood of New Haven, is the most environmentally over-burdened neighborhood in Connecticut. It hosts oil terminals, I-95, and is near New Haven Station, a dirty oil burning power plant. It is also home to a transfer station for construction and demolition waste and “non-putrescible” (dry) municipal solid waste. But this is not […]

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Update: Save the Sound’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journey

A message from Curt Johnson, president of Save the Sound: Last spring, Save the Sound issued a strong statement in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. It’s time to report on Save the Sound’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey as well as our evolving environmental justice and equity work. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) committee […]

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Save the Sound’s 2020 Annual Meeting

Did you miss this year’s Annual Meeting? We’ve got you covered. Read on for the year’s highlights and challenges from Save the Sound President Curt Johnson, and see video of our four breakout sessions. Resiliency During a Pandemic: How People and Nature Rebound Save the Sound’s 2020 Annual Meeting opening remarks from President Curt Johnson […]

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Charting CT’s climate path: GC3 workgroup reports

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) is charged with figuring out how to turn Connecticut’s climate goals into an actionable path. Save the Sound’s president sits on the Council, and our climate and energy attorney, ecological restoration director, and Soundkeeper have each been helping shape that path. Seven workgroups have spent the last year […]

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CT Special Session Advances Environmental Justice, Contamination Cleanup, Cleaner Power

With Connecticut’s spring 2020 legislative session disrupted by the pandemic, state lawmakers reconvened in special session at the end of September to conduct time-sensitive business. We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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