Artists and nature—Oswegatchie Hills provide both medium and inspiration

People flock to nature preserves for multiple reasons—exercise, fresh air, solitude, a respite from electronics. While the craggy Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme is popular with hikers who love winding trails through rugged terrain, around gigantic glacial boulders, and through low-lying wetlands, it also regularly draws artists and nature-lovers who revel in the […]

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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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Learning from Tri-State clean community energy experts

Local governments from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are independently building opportunities to switch to clean energy: New York is one of the most active community solar markets in the country, with plans to stimulate another 1,000 MW in the near future Meanwhile Connecticut and New Jersey have launched community solar pilot programs–but they still […]

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40 Favorite Places Around Connecticut and Long Island Sound

To celebrate CFE/Save the Sound’s 40th anniversary, our members, staff, board members, and supporters helped us assemble a master list of 40 treasured places around Connecticut and Long Island Sound. Take a look and you might discover a new favorite place of your own! 1. Rocky Top property, Hamden, CT “In Hamden, one of our […]

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Hamden Tornado 2018

Hamden Tornado May 15, 2018 While our region is less prone to extreme weather than many, warming waters and changing currents are fueling stronger storms. Many New York and Connecticut residents have experienced flooding, power outages, and high winds over the last several years. On May 15, 2018, south central Connecticut was hit with two […]

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Tantalizing: the Mystery of Plum Island’s Wildlife, Part 3

Matt Schlesinger, chief zoologist with the NY Natural Heritage Program, describes listening for rare bird calls and watching for foraging sea turtles as the program completes a biologic study of Plum Island.

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Hartford’s new zoning code an environmental win!

It may come as a surprise to learn that the brand-new zoning code of our capital city, Hartford, is now among the most sustainable in the country. But it’s true! 

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