PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Environmental Justice Advisory Council Members Urge a “YES” Vote on Clean Cars and Clean Trucks

Hartford, CT – A week ahead of the 2024 legislative session, members of the Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC) have authored a letter to members of the Connecticut General Assembly urging a “YES” on the state’s proposed Clean Cars and Clean Trucks Standards within the first 30 days of session. CEEJAC members […]

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Press Release: Latine Legislators, Gov. Leaders, Academics, and Community Leaders Speak Up for Climate Justice in Forum Hosted by CWCSEO and Save the Sound

Hartford, CT – Following the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month/Latine Heritage Month, the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity (CWCSEO) partnered with Save the Sound in convening a “Latino and Puerto Rican Voices for Climate Action Roundtable” featuring community leaders and academics, in addition to government and legislative officials. The event, held October […]

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Save the Sound Environmental Justice Specialist Joins GreenLatinos on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Environmental Justice

Polling shows an overwhelming majority of Latinx individuals say they have personally experienced the effects of the climate crisis. Ensuring the policies we advocate for includes the provisions necessary to ensure equitable and impactful outcomes for Latinx communities and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities is central to this work. In growing our partnerships […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SAVE THE SOUND JOINS CT EQUITY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL

New Haven, CT – Last Friday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced appointments to the Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC), a new body formed to advise DEEP on current and historic environmental injustice, pollution reduction, energy equity, climate change mitigation and resiliency, health disparities, and racial inequity. One of […]

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Press Release: Legislators, Transit Workers, Environmental, and Community Leaders Promote Public Transit as a Civil Right in Honor of Rosa Parks’ Birthday

Environmental, legislative, labor, and community allies held a press conference on February 4, 2022, to call for increased investment in public transportation to improve access, air quality, and equity. The virtual event was in honor of Transit Equity Day, held annually on Rosa Parks’ birthday. Transit Equity Day is a multi-collaborative effort to promote public […]

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