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 We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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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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The “Beautiful Solution” to Climate Change

Forty years ago, when CFE/Save the Sound was started, the Connecticut landscape was a beautiful patchwork of family farms. Over time, that has eroded away to just a few surviving remnants of our agricultural past. Why? There are many reasons, but among them is climate change, which is creating unpredictable and extreme weather patterns that […]

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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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