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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Save the Sound releases our 2024 Legislative Agenda for New York State

BUDGET PRIORITIES Our environment is at a critical crossroads. The progress we have made over the years across the Long Island Sound region will be eroded unless the investment in our environment matches the magnitude of the challenges we are facing. Our environmental budget priorities include: The continued implementation of the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond […]

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Press Release: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Funds Continuation of Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Save the Sound have received funding to continue their partnership in facilitating the bi-state Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network. The award of more than $262,000 was announced Monday by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The […]

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Press Release: Recapping International Coastal Cleanup Day – 30 Cleanups Down, over 40 to Go

Connecticut – Last weekend Save the Sound’s Cleanup Captains hosted over a dozen events for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day. On Saturday, September 16, volunteers collected and tallied over 1,000 pounds of trash across Connecticut’s rivers, parks, and beaches.  Ocean Conservancy initiated ICC Day over 35 years ago to stop plastic pollution from entering our […]

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Press Release: Forty and Counting: Kicking Off this Year’s Connecticut Cleanup Season with Events Across the State

Save the Sound’s Connecticut Cleanup is back and bigger than ever with over 40 cleanups already scheduled between August and October. Our goal this year: to reach 100 cleanups by the end of the season, with the help of dedicated Cleanup Captains.   Cleanup Captains are those who plan cleanups, recruit volunteers, and host the events […]

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Meet Our 2023 Interns and Seasonal Hires

Every year, we welcome a new group of interns and seasonal hires, all of whom are as excited to work to protect the environment around the Long Island Sound region as we are to have them. We are happy to introduce this summer’s newest team members, and to allow you to get to know a […]

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The Legislative Session in New York Has Ended; Our Work on Ensuring the Strongest Policy Protections Has Not

This blog was updated from our end-of-session press release, which we issued on Saturday, June 10. It was the middle of Thursday afternoon, on what was intended to be the final day of the legislative session in New York, when Governor Kathy Hochul stood beside several of her commissioners and acknowledged that everywhere across the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Responds to New York Legislative Session’s Environmental Action: Wins for water protections; other priorities fail to receive a vote

Larchmont, NY – In a legislative session marked by delays and deadline extensions, Living Shorelines seems to have run out of time. One of Save the Sound’s highest priority bills passed the New York State Senate on June 5 but now appears unlikely to be brought to a vote in the Assembly, which was still […]

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