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: “Greening the Ghetto” – Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a live Q&A and panel discussion with Hartford City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermúdez, Gather New Haven Executive Director Brent Peterkin, Executive Director of Bronx River Alliance Maggie Greenfield, Community Organizer for the CT League of Conservation Voters Alexander Rodriguez, and our own Nicole Davis and Melissa Schlag as we talk about “Greening the Ghetto,” a 20-minute TED talk by Majora Carter about her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx, New York. Click here to watch the film. We’ll be talking about environmental justice and why people of color suffer most from climate change and pollution. Click here to register.
Protecting Your Cherished Places
Environmental Film Club: “Fools and Dreamers”
New York Natural Areas Coordinator Louise Harrison, Chief Development Officer Alicia Sullivan, and special guest Greenskills Manager with the Urban Resources Initiative Caroline Scanlan participate in a live Q&A and panel discussion with Save the Sound staff as we talk about a 30-minute film that follows the story of one man who dedicated his life to restoring degraded farmland and transforming it into native forest land in New Zealand.
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.
Bird Talk: Following Regional Migration Patterns
Frank Gallo, ornithologist and author of Birding in Connecticut, is hosted by Save the Sound president Curt Johnson as he shares information about bird migration in our region, and stories from his long experience as a park ranger, his time as associate director of the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, and his role leading birding tours around the world.
Webinar: Following the Fish: A Recap of the 2020 Fish Run
Fish biologist Jon Vander Werff has been hard at work monitoring your local fish populations, including in areas we’ve completed ecological restoration projects. Watch as he discusses the monitoring he’s been doing, what he’s found, and how those numbers can guide action for our regional environment.
Environmental Film Club: “Blind Sushi” – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a live Q&A and panel discussion with Save the Sound staff as we talk about “Blind Sushi,” a 15-minute film that follows Bun Lai, a sushi chef who runs Miya’s Sushi, the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world and a local New Haven eatery. Click here to watch the film. Enter the password “sushi” to watch the film. Then participate in a virtual lively and interactive discussion about invasive species and how we can all move forward into a sustainable future. Click here to register.
Defending Clean Water
Kickoff Event: East Coast Community Cleanup
Save the Sound, Future Frogmen, and Patagonia come together for this special event to kick-off a virtual cleanup across the Long Island Sound region and the east coast. Hear from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey about plastics and the importance of keeping trash out of our waterways before launching into a Q&A and instructions for participating in the virtual cleanup.
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.