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
CT Folk Festival Presents: An Evening of Troubadours – Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Join CT Folk on Facebook live stream for a virtual show with past and present Connecticut State Troubadours including Kristen Graves, Lara Herscovitch, Kate Callahan, & Nekita Waller! Save the Sound is the co-fundraising beneficiary for CT Folk’s virtual concert. Donations are welcome to support the artists, CT Folk, and Save the Sound, with a $20 suggested donation for the event. Click here to register.
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
New Haven Youth-Led Cleanup Challenge Kickoff Event – Monday, August 10, 2020 2:00 p.m.
From 8/3 to 8/21, youth across the city are taking a stand against pollution. Join in the effort to beautify our neighborhoods and protect wildlife by picking up trash anywhere in/around New Haven! Though all are welcome to pick up trash and log it using our Google form any time during that 3-week window, we especially encourage youth to lead. We also encourage people to form “Cleanup Teams” to cheer each other on. The Cleanup Team that picks up the most trash will win a sweet treat… Click here to register.
Olin Powder Farm Virtual Community Forum – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:00 p.m.
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. Join 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. Click here to register.
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
Paddle for the Sound 2020 – August 14 – August 31
Paddleboard, kayak, sail, walk, run, or hike and enjoy our great outdoors while fighting for regional environmental protection. Participate in a friendly virtual competition to win prizes for the farthest distance, most time spent, and most money raised to protect our regional environment. Or simply “raise your paddle” and participate in our online silent auction. Make it a family event and raise money to benefit your regional environmental leader: Save the Sound. Click here for more information and 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.