Environmental Justice Explained: Representation Matters

Introducing guest blogger Analys Torres, a 2nd year Master of Public Administration Student at the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy. She is passionate about the intersections of social justice, health, and environmental conservation and has joined Save the Sound as an environmental justice policy intern for the Fall 2023 and 2024 Spring semesters. Analys has authored this blog to address representation […]

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Lessons from Puerto Rico on Energy Justice

In this blog authored by Save the Sound’s environmental justice specialist Alex Rodriguez, Alex provides insights into the island nation of Puerto Rico’s historic electric grid issues, as well as insights into what the island is doing to advance energy justice. Energy justice as a principle aims to make energy accessible, affordable, clean, and democratically managed […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Climate Coalition: Greenhouse gas inventory shows need for urgent action

New Haven, CT—Members of the CT Coalition for Climate Action have reviewed the 1990-2021 Connecticut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, released by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this morning, and found the report supports the urgency of legislative action this spring. Connecticut’s latest greenhouse gas inventory asserts that the state has met its […]

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NYS Mid-Session Update on Budget and Bills

We’re about two-thirds of the way through New York’s state legislative session. Here’s where our top environmental priorities stand.   Somewhere between the first state budget deadline extension and the second, Governor Kathy Hochul acquiesced. Her push to change the way New York State accounts for methane emissions met such resistance from legislators and environmental […]

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Weekly Update: State of the states

For the first 35 minutes of her State of the State Address last Tuesday, New York governor Kathy Hochul focused on the policy priorities of public safety, mental health, and housing. To that point, she had mentioned the words “climate change” only once, as often as she spoke the words “Super Bowl.” But then Gov. Hochul pivoted to a topic awaited […]

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Connecticut Energy Dockets Update: Clean Energy Grew in 2022

As we close out another year, we are happy to report on the continued progress being made in Connecticut. Thanks to your support, the transition to a clean energy economy continues to accelerate each year! From purchasing an electric vehicle, to installing solar panels, to taking advantage of a battery storage system, there are more […]

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Reflecting on the 27th UN Climate Change Conference

Save the Sound Policy Intern Kaleigh Pitcher is pursuing her Master’s of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut and hopes to continue working towards the intersections of climate justice and health equity in public policy. She recently aided our climate and environmental justice teams in monitoring developments at the 27th United Nations Climate Change […]

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UConn Clean Energy Society Student Leader Advocates for Clean Energy Future

Shining light on the advocacy and sustainability work of young environmental leaders working to make their communities safer and cleaner. As part of our commitment to youth engagement and equity, we are holding an ongoing series of interviews with individuals and sharing their stories to spread awareness. Liam Enea, age 20, is a junior at […]

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