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 Trivia Night – Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
Giving Tuesday is December 1 this year. Join us for a virtual closing event and test your knowledge of all things environmental! Tickets will be $10 per person, and all proceeds will go toward fighting climate change, saving endangered lands, protecting the Sound and its rivers, and restoring local ecosystems. Get your tickets at www.savethesound.org/TriviaNight.
Protecting Your Cherished Places
Olin Power Farm Virtual Community Forum
The Olin Powder Farm is a remarkable 102.5-acre gem of open space on the north end of the Newhall neighborhood in Hamden. It’s owned by the Olin Corp., but unused since the 1970s. Thirty-four years after CT DEEP ordered a cleanup, it remains fenced off and the remediation is incomplete. As a result, an entire generation of parents and children have been prohibited from accessing and enjoying this beautiful property. Hear from Save the Sound, CONECT, the Hamden Land Trust, and neighborhood leaders to learn more about what makes this property special, the history of environmental racism in Hamden, how we can push a cleanup forward, and what the Olin Powder Farm could one day become.
Fish and Habitat Restoration
Members-Only Webinar: Farming the Sound Sustainably – Friday, December 4, 12:00 p.m.
*Become a member for as little as $25 and gain exclusive access to this webinar. When you donate $25 or more at www.savethesound.org/Donate we will send you the link to register. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email Emily Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Already a member? Check your email for a special invitation sent Tuesday, Nov. 17!
Join us to dive into how regenerative ocean farming is restoring the health of the Sound and fighting climate change through sustainably raising seaweed and shellfish. Our special guest Kendall Barbery of Greenwave will explain how they are building a better future for farmers and the environment, and why regenerative ocean farming can address a myriad environmental issues we face today including climate change, destruction of marine ecosystems, and plastic overconsumption.
Save the Sound’s Director of Water Quality Peter Linderoth and Soundkeeper Bill Lucey will also highlight Save the Sound’s role in two exciting regional projects: an innovative nature-based solution to cleaner water using sugar kelp led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and oyster reef restoration in the Bronx with City Island Oyster Reef Project.
Defending Clean Water
Gather New Haven Cleanup Event – Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Help keep your local environment clean! Join our friends at Gather New Haven for a socially-distanced cleanup event in New Haven, Connecticut. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry and give back where it matters most—your local community. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.
Webinar: Creating a Sewage-Free Long Island Sound – The Work Continues – Thursday, December 17, 12:00 p.m.
Sewage pollution is damaging the vitality of the Sound, threatening the health of the region’s people and wildlife. Our team is taking action, merging water monitoring with legal expertise to protect your local streams and rivers from pollution. Join Senior Legal Counsel Roger Reynolds and Staff Attorney Kat Fiedler as they discuss how they work with your watchdog on the water, Soundkeeper Bill Lucey, to track down and address sewage leaks in Long Island Sound. Hear how we’re using all of our tools to make progress on our goal of a sewage-free Long Island Sound. 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!
- Twitter – Stay up-to-date on the ways you can take action for your environment.
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.