It's our world too! Join us in Windsor on October 7th to hear from experts on expanding methane gas pipelines in Connecticut.
6 PM at The Lodge 130 Deerfield Rd. Windsor, CT
Presented by the Windsor Conservation Commission
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We had great turnout for the Oxford power plant hearing on the 17th! Check out this video....

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The Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Grassroots Legislative Network
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.

Call your Senator on Wednesday October 7 to protect our Right to Know

On Wednesday, October 7th, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will be on Capitol Hill lobbying our senators trying to convince them to support the DARK Act (HR.1599), a law that would destroy our ability to ever know what we are eating. We can not allow these corporate interests to trump our personal right to make our own choices about what we feed our families. While industry lobbyists are invading the halls of the Senate, we will join together to let our collective voices be heard loud and clear. We will DROWN THEM OUT.
This Wednesday, join with our allies across the country by calling Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and ask for their help in stopping the DARK Act. We know that they support GMO labeling, but we need them to convince their peers to protect our right to know what we're eating.

On Wednesday please call:
Senator Richard Blumenthal (202) 224-2823
Senator Chris Murphy  (202) 224-4041

You can say something like:
"Thank you for supporting mandatory GMO labeling. As your constituent, I'm counting on your leadership to stop the DARK Act., H.1599, which is heading to the Senate. Please come out in strong opposition and please talk to your Senate colleagues on the floor. Let them know this is NOT the GMO labeling bill we're asking for!"

This is part of a national day of action. Please invite your friends across Connecticut and the country to take action. Send them to this website for more info (  and share the  facebook event:
We must protect the 2013 CT GMO labeling law.   The DARK Act would render our efforts obsolete. Please take action to take back our food, our government and children's future. 
Tara Cook-Littman, Christine O'Day and the ConnFACT/GMO Free CT Team
ConnFACT Farmington, CT

The Big Picture in Paris
Michael Brune
Nothing is reasonable about climate disruption. The hardship caused by rising temperatures won't be distributed fairly. In fact, many of the nations facing the worst consequences have contributed the least to the problem. Despite that inequity, though, global climate change remains an inherently shared problem for all humanity. The people of the earth must solve it together.

That's why international climate negotiations matter, in spite of their mixed record of progress. Later this year, Paris, France, will host the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- COP21, for short. Leaders from 195 countries will attempt to agree on how to combat climate.

The good news is that we've never had better reason to hope for progress internationally. The U.S. will arrive with its strongest-ever commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with a proven record of success over the past decade, and with a Clean Power Plan from the EPA that can get us all the way to a 30 percent reduction in emissions and beyond. We're not alone, either. Major players from Europe to Asia are making serious commitments to reduce their use of dirty fuels and to promote clean energy.

People around the world want clean power and a safer climate future, and we will keep working toward those goals regardless of whether our governments manage to reach a meaningful international agreement. But it will be a lot easier for us to succeed if Paris is a success. As people who care about the climate, how can each of us help achieve a strong outcome in Paris? By building momentum from the grassroots up:

Speak out about COP21 -- talk to your friends, your family, your coworkers, and your neighbors to let them know what's happening. Share, tweet, and post about this historic moment in the climate movement (#ActInParis).

Check out our #ActInParis campaign by visiting, where you can join our photo petition, get involved with our Local-to-Global campaign, sign up for the National Day of Action on October 14, and let President Obama know that you support strong climate action in Paris.

To change everything, we need everyone. When the whole world comes together, we can save the beautiful, life-giving, amazing planet we call home.