We may be far from each other, but we don’t have to be disconnected! Here are some easy ways to stay engaged with Save the Sound while we’re all staying home. Whether you’re interested in learning how we’re fighting to cut regional carbon emissions, protecting your cherished places, restoring natural habitats and ecosystems, or tracking down sewage leaks that threaten your clean water, you can find it here.
Find a past webinar or environmental film discussion at our virtual archive.
Combatting Climate Change
Environmental Film Club: “Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change”
Save the Sound board member Dawn Henry, climate and energy attorney Charles Rothenberger, and co-director of Sunrise Connecticut Sena Wazer recently participated in a live Q&A and panel discussion with Save the Sound staff as we talk about “Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change,” a 10-minute film that discusses the psychology behind climate change and why people are often hesitant to think about it. Watch the discussion here.
Protecting Your Cherished Places
Book Talk: “Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused” – Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with Save the Sound staff working to preserve Plum Island as they talk with Marian Lindberg about her brand new book that examines a historical event on Plum Island. Dive into the story behind a 1914 scandal involving Major Benjamin Koehler, malice at the highest levels of government, changing standards of masculinity, and pushback against woman’s growing influence. Please click here to RSVP.
Fish and Habitat Restoration
Backyard Bird Bingo! – Coming soon on Save the Sound’s Instagram
Join us for two weeks in June as we play some backyard bird bingo! Half of the board is up to you to find, the other half we will provide. Check in every day on our Instagram stories for insights and facts about different endangered and threatened bird species so you can cross them off your board. Prizes will be awarded, so lets get out and spot some birds! Please check back later for more details.
Webinar: A Way Home: Restoring Fish Passage and Healing Ecosystems – Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Our Director of Ecological Restoration, Gwen Macdonald, and Ecological Restoration Project Manager, Alex Krofta, will be taking the stage to tell you about how our Ecological Restoration team has been working to install fish passages and restore rivers for native and migratory species. Hear about what we’re doing to promote and protect healthy and diverse ecosystems around your community. RSVP at www.zoom.us/restore-rivers
Webinar: Following the Fish: A Recap of the 2020 Fish Run – Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Fish biologist Jon Vander Werff has been hard at work monitoring your local fish populations, including in areas we’ve completed ecological restoration projects. Join him as he discusses the monitoring he’s been doing, what he’s found, and how those numbers can guide action for our regional environment. Click here to register.
Defending Clean Water
Environmental Film Club: A Plastic Wave – Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12 p.m.
Join us for a live Q&A and panel discussion with Save the Sound staff as we talk about “A Plastic Wave,” a 24-minute film that follows a surfer and father of two turned activist as he travels and speaks with scientists, plastic industry experts, and families and citizens to better understand the plastic crisis and how we can fix it. Click here to watch the film. Then participate in a lively and interactive discussion with Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey, Ecological Communications Specialist Anthony Allen, and special guest Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former Region 2 EPA Administrator under the Obama administration. Click here to register.
Catch a pollution patrol update:
Click here to watch a video from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey aboard the Terry Backer II as he discusses the impact of pollution on Long Island Sound and local fisheries and why he’s continuing to patrol even now.
Follow Save the Sound on social media.
- Facebook – Tune in for live videos from the field, and for our two video series: #NatureOfHope and #homeECOnomics
- Instagram – Scroll back for our completed 50 Days of Earth Day series!
Find solace in nature during trying times:
Enjoy our #NatureOfHope series, highlighting our staff’s favorite outdoor places around Connecticut and New York. Click here to view the video series.
Learn better ways to live waste-free:
Get some tips on how to live a zero-waste life in our #homeECOnomics video series. Our staff is sharing their favorite tips with you while we’re all staying safe at home. Click here to view the video series.