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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2019 Year in Review: The Difference We’re Making Together

There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]

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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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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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It’s Electric Vehicle Month in CT, Lamont proclaims

Scroll down for a dozen Drive Electric Week events all across Connecticut! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Schlag, 203-787-0646 CT Electric Vehicle Coalition applauds Governor Lamont for proclaiming Sept. 2019 as Electric Vehicle Month   Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition is thrilled that Governor Ned Lamont, an electric vehicle (EV) owner himself, […]

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Gov. Lamont’s executive order on climate & resiliency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan – lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org – 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound applauds Lamont order on climate NEW HAVEN, CONN.—At a midday climate forum in Hartford, Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order re-establishing the Governor’s Council on Climate Change and expanding its membership and scope. It also directs the Department […]

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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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