Stay Engaged from Home

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.

Connecticut’s Clean, Sustainable, and Equitable Transportation Future Virtual Forum – Monday, April 19, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a plan to significantly reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector and provide critical funding for clean transportation solutions. Save the Sound’s Climate and Energy Attorney Charles Rothenberger will speak along with representatives from the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity; the Black & Puerto Rican Caucus; Amalgamated Transit Union; Green For All; Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education; Transport Hartford; the Governor’s office; and other CT legislative leaders. Tune in for the Facebook livestream on April 19.

Webinar: April Showers Bring Trash and Flowers – Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

We all know that spring rains lead to beautiful blooms…but did you know they also results in less beautiful algae blooms that make your waters toxic? Or wonder why some beaches are closed after a big storm? Stormwater runoff pollutes our waters with fertilizers, pesticides, oils, and trash that damages the health of the Long Island Sound. Join Soundkeeper Bill Lucey, your watchdog on the water, to learn more about how stormwater pollution problems impact your waters, what Save the Sound is doing to prevent pollution and improve the health of our regional environment, and what you can do to help including how you can become a pollution watchdog yourself! Click here to register.

Long Wharf Earth Week Cleanup – Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us at Long Wharf in New Haven, Connecticut for an Earth Day cleanup! We’ll be meeting at the parking lot by Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf Drive. *Masks are required to participate in the cleanup.

Nip the Knotweed, an Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library webinar – Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Suzanne Thompson started ‘Nip the Knotweed,’ an all-volunteer effort to spread the word about an organic control method for Knotweed, an invasive that’s taking over roadsides, riverbanks, and other disturbed soils/sites, especially along the East Coast. Join her for an Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library webinar on the history of Knotweed and other invasive plants, hot they got here, and how we can combat their growth and the negative impacts they have on our environment. Click here to register.

Long Island Water Policy Overview: History, Course Efforts, and Charting the Course Ahead – Thursday, April 22, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Tracy Brown, Save the Sound’s Regional Director of Water Protection, will participate in an Earth Day Panel hosted by Touro Law’s Institute for Land Use and Sustainable Development. Join her to hear about everything Save the Sound is doing to protect your clean water throughout the Long Island Sound region. Please check back later for a registration link.

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride 2021 – Saturday, April 24, 2021

Save the Sound is a partner organization for the 2021 Rock to Rock event. Help protect your regional environment while enjoying time outside with your local community. Cycle, walk, run, or hike on one of the given routes in New Haven during the April 24 event, or participate on your own from wherever you are. Click here to learn more, register, and become a Save the Sound fundraiser.

Webinar: Healthy Yards Series: Here Comes the Summer Sun – Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Summer brings with it the joys of frolicking around your yard with family and pets. Join us to learn how to keep your yard happy and healthy without the use of excess chemical fertilizers and over-watering. We’ll also discuss how to cut your mowing time in half and reduce your lawn in favor of alternative options using native plants that benefit wildlife, the environment, and you. Click here to register.

Webinar: Healthy Yards Series: The Challenges of Fall – Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

With fall comes the dreaded battle with all the leaves that fall from our trees and clutter up our yards. Join us to learn how to turn this burden into a positive, healthy alternative to chemical fertilizers that will give your yard all the nutrients it needs and provide protection for beneficial insects in half the time it takes to rake them. Plus, we’ll discuss all of the problems created by using leaf blowers, it’s not just the noise! Click here to register.

Webinar: Healthy Yards Series: Winterize Your Yard – Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

As we all get ready to hunker down for winter, don’t forget your yard needs some special preparations too. Join us to learn tips on how to prepare your yard for winter while thinking long-term to spring expectations, as well as a discussion on safe, environmentally friendly alternative to common seasonal needs such as de-icers. Click here to register.

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.


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