Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club Lobby Day Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106 (Cafeteria)
May 6, the Connecticut Chapter Sierra Club will hold a
legislative lobby day, to advocate for our environment. We will provide
instruction, and then in small groups, speak to state senators and
representatives, or aides. We seek to influence the outcome of a number
of important bills that are currently in the General Assembly.
Please contact Laurie Julian by clicking here.
It's time to take action. One way or another they must hear from you!
Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forums
Coventry Town Annex, 1712 Main Street, Coventry
Pomfret, June 11, 7 PM (details to come soon)
There are numerous pipeline expansion plans currently undergoing approval at the federal and state level, yet many Connecticut residents are unaware of the costs associated with these projects.
Please attend our forum if you want answers to the following questions:
1. How will pipeline expansions affect my town & neighborhood?
2. How will the cost of these new projects affect my energy bill?
3. Is methane, or fracked, natural gas, really a bridge fuel?
4. What are the health and safety impacts for local residents?
5. What is the effect on the environment of piping fracked gas under rivers, through wetlands, and across sensitive ecosystems?
6. How does leaked methane impact climate change?
7. More gas = more fracking = more toxic, radioactive fracking waste. What does this mean for CT?
There is significant concern about the effects of these construction projects on the economy, environment, health and safety of the citizens of Connecticut, and development of low carbon, renewable energy alternatives. This event is free and open to the public.
More pipelines lock us into more fracking! Get the basics here!
Sign the petitions against pipeline expansions!!
(click on the picture to see the video and send the message!)
MARCH WITH US TO DEMAND:
-100% Renewable Power: wind, sun, water
-Stop Fracked Gas Infrastructure and
-Ban Fracking Waste Permits!
-Green Jobs for Fossil Fuel Workers!
-Climate Justice/End Environmental Racism!
Sunday May 31st
The People’s Climate March in NYC was a historic event and a major advance for the environmental movement. We must continue building the movement here in CT. Yet Governor Malloy is pushing to expand fracked gas pipelines.
Our state’s environmental and energy policies disproportionally hurt working people and people of color, and we are all impacted by climate change. March with 350CT to show that the people of CT want environmental justice for all! Facebook page for the March and Hartford Earth Day
Join us on the North Steps of the State Capitol at 12:00pm for a rally and then march with us to the Hartford Earth Festival.
We need your help! Use your talent to raise awareness about climate change and the need for real action by designing a poster for the CT Climate March. Winning posters will be displayed all over the Greater Hartford area. All entries will be displayed at the Hartford Earth Festival.
Contest Requirements: 11 x 17 poster, color OR black and white, in pdf to email@example.com or via Dropbox to Terri Eickel.
First Place: $100 gift card to Firebox
Second Place: $50 gift card to Agave Grill
Third Place: $25 gift card to City Steam Brewery
NEW DEADLINE - All entries due by May 8, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Eickel, Executive Director
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
Our World. Our Voices. Critical Mass.
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Have you ever considered going solar? If so, now is the time because it’s cheaper and easier than ever. Here’s the proof: A new study just found that in 42 out of 50 of the largest U.S. cities, a typically-sized, $0-down home solar system costs less than the energy purchased from a residential customer’s local utility.*
Know what’s even better? As a Sierra Club member and supporter, you get a special discount this month- $1,000 off your panels when you go solar by May 31st 2015. And to sweeten the deal even more, Sungevity will give your local Sierra Club chapter $750 to further our clean-energy work.
With flexible financing through different Sungevity Energy Plans, you can get an efficient solar system without emptying your pockets. Plus you’ll lock in your electricity rate for years to come!
It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! Now is the time to go solar.
The 2015 state legislative session began in January. We are forming a grassroots legislative network to advance state legislation. If you are interested in attending public hearings, taking action on bills, or calling and writing your legislators, please contact Laurie Julian here.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Grassroots Legislative Network
Connecticut Sierra Club Takes on Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) Click here for details See also: http://gmofreect.org/ Link to online version of CONCERNS WITH GMOs - WHAT IS THE SCIENCE?