Green Buildings and Your Health

Save the Sound climate interns, Savannah Kucera and Martin Tipton, spent the summer researching the intersection of green building policies, health, and equity. Here they tell us a little bit about their research and how we can improve energy efficiency in our own homes. The term “green building” can be a black box. College admissions […]

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A Time to Honor Vision: Save the Sound on Earth Day 50

Today, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Our organization was founded just a few years after Earth Day, with 50 members. It’s humbling to see the restoration of our natural world that they, and you, have made possible since. On this historic occasion, here’s what our president, Curt Johnson, had […]

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Leaves…nuisance or benefit? It’s all in how you approach it.

Every year around this time, we are all enraptured by the beautiful colors that appear as our trees prepare for their winter slumber. For many, this breathtaking sight also triggers anxiety as those many-hued paratroopers descend to the ground en masse. The hours of raking, the hours bagging, the back-breaking carrying to the curb…it’s no […]

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Youth Empire Strikes Back

“Why should I go to school when my future is underwater?” “You’ll die of old age, I’ll die of climate change.” “This is an emergency – act like it!” For young people around the globe, the earth is quite literally crumbling (or burning, or melting…) around them, and most of them do not hold the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Let state choice on Clean Car standards stand!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan – 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound response to Trump administration’s revocation of CA car emissions standards waiver   New Haven, Conn. – Today the Trump administration announced that it is revoking the “California waiver,” which allows California to set standards for vehicle emissions that are more stringent […]

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Used Electric Cars are BARGAINS and Cheap to Operate

CFE/Save the Sound president Curt Johnson reflects on the best deal he’s found—for his wallet and the planet. When it comes to buying used cars, I’m cheap. I go for reliable, inexpensive, and preferably comfortable wheels. Earlier this summer, I was pleasantly surprised to learn an important bargain hunting secret—low mileage, first-generation electric cars are […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental groups file petition with Siting Council for proposed Killingly Energy Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, mschlag@ctenvironment.org Environmental groups file petition with Siting Council for proposed Killingly Energy Center Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, Not Another Power Plant, and Sierra Club question absence of greenhouse gas reduction plan NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Sierra Club, and citizen group […]

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CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback   NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Today the Trump administration rolled back the landmark Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era effort that targets coal-fired power plants and their dirty climate-destroying emissions. President Trump’s new plan will replace the Obama rule with […]

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