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GREATER HARTFORD SIERRA CLUB OUTINGS MAY THROUGH September 2015
Free outings open to club members and the public. RSVP yes only here providing cell phone should weather require a change. Please, no cell phone use or smoking on these outings. Safety vests required when kayaking.
Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Guilford Public Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT.Presented by Food and Water Watch, 350CT, and The Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter. Hosted by The Shoreline Group of the Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter . (Click on picture at left for a PDF flyer of the event.)
The Algonquin pipeline expansion project has started construction in Guilford and surrounding towns, yet many Connecticut residents are unaware of the costs associated with this and other shale gas projects in the state.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m., at the Guilford Public Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT.
Moderate difficulty over hilly terrain at a fast pace. Time will be given at the end to explore the historic site. Mine Hill is home to remnants of a 19th century iron-making complex on the National Register of Historic Places, in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty on a nature preserve. View restored blast furnace and roasting ovens, granite quarry, mine shafts (now home to bats), donkey paths, and farm fields along the Shepaug River.
Free. Non-members welcome. No dogs. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, lunch, snacks and water. Steady rain cancels. Meet at Roxbury Town Hall parking lot, 29 North St. Roxbury, CT for shuttling to trailhead. Questions/carpooling: Email Amanda here.
Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1511950819128649/
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, please contact the hike leader.
100% Renewable Energy for 100% of the PeopleConnecticut has a choice. We can be a leader in renewable energy technology, creating new jobs, lowering energy prices and stabilizing our climate, OR we can continue the status quo of using and expanding gas pipelines and other dirty energy projects that keep us dependent on fossil fuels, damage our air quality, exacerbate climate change and make our residents less safe.
Join us on Nov. 21 at 12:00 noon at the State Capitol on 210 Capitol Avenue in Hartford to tell Governor Malloy that we demand clean, renewable energy controlled by the community, and challenge his support for more fracked gas pipelines through our state.
Communities around the country are already moving to 100% renewable power. Currently, the city of Burlington VT is powered almost entirely by renewable power or renewable energy credits. The city gets only 0.01% and 0.06% of its electricity from gas and oil respectively. The rest is supplied by wood, hydro, wind and solar. Studies by Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, available at TheSolutionsProject.org, illustrate how every state in the USA can transition to 100% renewable energy with current technology. These technologies not only can reduce pollution and danger but will create secure jobs, more than 60,000 in construction and operation in Connecticut alone.
Connecticut needs an immediate plan to transition to renewable energy, and all shale gas expansion projects must be halted. We call on our legislators to implement the following initiatives:
Repeal of financial and political support for all fossil fuels, including fracked gas infrastructure;
A comprehensive federal and state plan for a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy with guaranteed green jobs for fossil fuel workers and a focus on career opportunities for low-income communities;
An end to environmentally racist policies that put the burden of pollution on disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Please join with us in Hartford on Nov. 21st to tell our governor: Stop ratepayer subsidized fracked gas infrastructure expansions, retire the coal and nuclear plants, ramp up efficiencies, and develop clean and carbon free energy sources now! Additionally we demand a Saturday meeting of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change so working people can participate. We will gather to tell Gov. Dannel Malloy : “Hey Governor Malloy- Your energy policy is fracked!”
Endorsed by the following organizations:350 CT, Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter, Food and Water Watch, Connecticut Against Fracking, Hartford Action, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, The Town of Windham Energy Commission, Social Action Committee of Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society of Madison CT, Occupy Danbury, Greater Danbury MoveOn. org Council, The Committee for a Cultural/Environmental Center-Gunntown Road/Naugatuck, Eastern Connecticut Green Action, Green Party of Connecticut, Toxics Action Center, Grassroots Environmental Education, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE), Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG), Fossil Free Rhode Island, Occupy Providence, Grassroots Against Another Salem Power Plant (GASPP), West Roxbury Quarry Neighbors For A Fossil Fuel Free Future, HealthLink, and Beyond Extreme Energy.