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.
Save the Sound’s Annual Meeting – Resiliency During a Pandemic: How People and Nature Rebound – Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*This event is for Save the Sound members only. Click here to become a member for just $25 a year.
Join us for this year’s Annual Meeting as we explore how people and our environment have been resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from our staff in one of our four sessions: Climate Change: Policy, Action, and Justice; Find it, Fix it, Fish it: Cleaning Up Long Island Sound; Protecting Lands You Love and Water You Drink; and The Work Continues: Changing Landscapes and Building Resilience. Click here to register.
Combatting Climate Change
How Much is Clean Energy Worth?
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) right now is deciding the “value of distributed energy resources.” What does this mean? The final report PURA creates will put a value on things like solar and battery storage, and could decide the fate of net metering.
You’ll hear from Charles Rothenberger (Save the Sound Climate and Energy Attorney), Karl R. Rábago (former Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center), Kyle Wallace (Vivint Solar), and Sunrise New Haven.
Our goal is to ensure PURA considers all the benefits of distributed energy projects, such as economic, environmental, and health.
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
Virtual Panel: Student-Led Green Infrastructure in Hamden
Hear from Quinnipiac faculty and students, as well as representatives of the Town of Hamden and the Eli Whitney Museum (the selected sites) about a green infrastructure installation in planning for the Eli Whitney Museum, which was set in motion by students at Quinnipiac University last semester.
Defending Clean Water
Connecticut Cleanup – September – October 2020
Are you concerned with the state of our environment? Do you want to help do your part to preserve our coastlines? Sign up today as a volunteer for one of this year’s Connecticut Cleanups! The Connecticut Cleanup is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, which takes place each year within the months of September and October. Help your community and the beaches you love by picking up trash and keeping our oceans clean. 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.