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Upcoming Events 

September 9

West Hartford, CT Honk for Climate Action, Rally, Connect, Inspire Change

Saturday, September 9, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location- Corner of North Main Street and Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 

Join us to smile, wave, hold signs, and remind drivers-by that we need climate action NOW!  

RSVP here!

#FirstSaturdaysForTheFuture

Questions: Email Mallory@hartford.edu

September 15

Woods Hole, MA Ocean Hero-The Ocean's Super-Powered Carbon Pump

Friday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Panel, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Reception

Location- Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543

The event is free and open to the public, in-person or virtually. RSVP here!

Join us to learn about the biological carbon pump—the living ocean’s role in moving carbon out of the atmosphere and into the depths—and the ways humans can help or hinder this natural, vital part of Earth’s carbon cycle. 

September 22/28

Virtual Public Hearing: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Register by September 22

Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Location- Virtual. RSVP here.

NHTSA is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held September 28, 2023, on its proposal for the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks for Model Years 2027–2032 and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks and Vans for Model Years 2030–2035, which was signed on July 28, 2023. This hearing also allows the public to provide oral comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that accompanies the proposal. An additional session will be held on September 29, if necessary, to accommodate the number of people that sign up to testify.

Past Events 

August 30 - Comments due!

Support DEEP's Proposed Clean Car and Truck Rules 

Here's how you can help: 

  • To all the organizations who have signed on to the letters in support, comments are due to DEEP on August 30

  • If you haven't signed your organization on yet, please do! Sign on by Aug. 21 please. Link here. 

  • If you are an individual, Save the Sound (hereand Sierra Club (herehave sign-ons for individuals to send comments to DEEP. Fill out both!

  • Attend press conference: CT Capitol Building, Weds Aug 30. 10:00 a.m.

August 22

DEEP Public Hearing on Advanced Clean Cars II

Tuesday, August 22, 8 a.m.

Online

In addition to written comments, you are needed at the public hearing!

  • Hearing Link: here. All persons interested in providing comments at the hearing must register here.

  • 1 pm public hearing on Advanced Clean Truck and Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus regulations. Hearing Link is here. All persons interested in providing comments at the hearing must register here

August 10

Bristol, CT Climate, Coffee, and Conversation 

Thursday, August 10, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Location- Parkside Cafe 224 North Main Street Bristol CT 06010 

Join Representative  Mary Fortier for a community conversation about climate change, the IRA, and other environmental issues. 

Register here - https://secure.everyaction.com/qrX3nJakq0i-eUovVB6X0w2

August 14

Trumbull, CT Climate, Coffee, and Conversation 

Monday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Location- Marianna’s Pantry 6528 Main St, Trumbull CT 06611 

Join Representative Sarah Keitt for a community conversation about climate change, the IRA, and other environmental issues. 

Register here -https://secure.everyaction.com/L4eq3fAC1km0pFbJcsulrQ2

May 17

Lobby Day at State Capitol
Wednesday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Legislative Office Building, Room 1A, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 

RSVP Here

Senate Bill 4 is a comprehensive housing bill that increases protections for tenants, increases the availability of affordable housing, and makes a meaningful investment in improved efficiency and clean energy in communities that need it most. Join us on Wednesday, May 17 at the Legislative Office Building for a lobby day to urge lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 4. At this event, you'll hear about the bill from advocates and the lawmakers who are championing it. You'll learn how to talk to lawmakers about the bill, and then we'll talk to lawmakers!

May 24

Climate Lobby Day
Wednesday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Room 2A of the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 

Register here: https://www.savethesound.org/dayofaction

The final days of the 2023 Connecticut legislative session draw near, and many legislative priorities shared by the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action will be voted on soon. Recent global and state reports underscore how short the window for meaningful climate action is. With the General Assembly choosing to kill legislation that would have enhanced our state climate law and established accountability for meeting our mandated climate emissions reductions, it is even more crucial that individuals come together to support remaining bills that strengthen environmental justice protections and increase transparency and funding in support of healthy and efficient homes. While far from the comprehensive action that is needed to adequately address the climate crisis, passage of these bills this session will help to protect the health residents and our  natural environment.

 

Join the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action Day of Action on Wednesday, May 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Members of the coalition will hold a press conference, followed by a legislative training, and lobby day. Don't miss it! Register here: https://www.savethesound.org/dayofaction

May 24

Women and the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. 

Quick Center For the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 

RSVP Here

Generations: A Conversation Between is an open, educational, and inspiring real-time dialogue between women of varying ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds representing the Silent, Baby Boomer, X, Millennial, and Z generations. Each year the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will choose a relevant topic that will inspire an in-depth cross-generation discussion.

Please join us for an inspirational evening as four generations of women discuss how the climate crisis affects us all. We will explore how each generational viewpoint informs our overall understanding of this important issue and how our diversity can unite us in our commitment for positive change.

March 16 - 30

Climate Action Week poster display from Save the Sound

Connecticut Legislative Office Building, cafeteria corridor

 

March 22

Climate Action Week press conference

Wednesday, March 22 at 11:330 a.m.

East Hartford

Press conference with Governor Lamont, DEEP Commissioner Dykes, and members of the CT Coalition for Climate Action to proclaim March 22 - 29, 2023 Climate Action Week in CT.

 

March 23

Social media day of action! 

March 25

CT Land Conservation Council Conference

Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Wesleyan University

Annual conference with panel discussions and workshops including "Leading the Way: Young Environmental Activists Speak Out," "Smart Solar in Connecticut: Engaging Land Trusts to Advance Farm Viability and Climate Solution," "Primer on Climate Resilience and Nature-Based Solutions," "What is Climate-Smart Forestry and How Can It Help the Planet?," and more. Details.

 

March 25

Stonington Energy Fair

Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mystic Aquarium, Milne Center for Ocean Science and Conservation, Mystic, CT

A free event for all Stonington residents and business owners, highlighting renewable energy, cleaner transportation options, and more. More info.

March 27

Youth Eco Advocacy Corps Climate Action Training, hosted by Save the Sound

Monday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.

An opportunity for youth activists to share their ongoing sustainability initiatives, as well as learn from the Save the Sound team on what we are doing to promote climate action and environmental justice, which meets the fourth Monday of each month. Click here to register.

 
March 28

Art & Policy Salon: Acting on Climate Change
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall at Wesleyan University, and on Zoom


Artists help us imagine possible futures. How can they effect actual change? Join Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Raquel Bryant, artist and researcher Dr. Katharine Owens, and Save the Sound’s inaugural Environmental Justice Specialist Alex Rodriguez to look at the potent relationship between imagined futures and mappable realities. Moderated by Strategic Advisor in the Arts and Wesleyan alum Michael Feldman. Click here to learn more.

 

March 29

CT Coalition for Climate Action Mid-Session Update, hosted by Save the Sound

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Webinar


Connecticut is falling behind in meeting its climate pollution reduction obligations. Environmental advocates, health experts, labor and municipal representatives, and more have formed the CT Coalition for Climate Action and are advocating for strengthening the state’s climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis.

The Connecticut General Assembly has completed the public hearing stage of the 2023 legislative session, having heard dozens of proposals including SB 1145 An Act Concerning the Establishment of Sector Specific Subtargets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions and HB 6397 An Act Concerning Zero Carbon Emissions, bills that would help achieve our goals and put Connecticut on the path to meeting its commitments. 

Join the CT Coalition for Climate Action on March 29 from 6 to 7:00 p.m. as we share the latest on where key climate legislation stands in the 2023 session and how to get critical accountability measures over the finish line! Click here to register.

  

March 29

Worldwide Climate Teach-In

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business (event space on ground floor)  

The Waide Center for Applied Ethics is sponsoring a campus-wide event for all. A multidisciplinary Fairfield University faculty panel will discuss how their area of study addresses issues of climate change and justice. Questions from the audience and dialogue will follow the presentation.

 

The goal of the worldwide Teach-In is to solicit thoughtful input from educators, students, faith leaders, and community members who are deeply concerned about climate change and our future. If we don't talk about climate change, we won't act to stop it. On or around March 29, hundreds of thousands of people in more than fifty countries will be mobilized to focus on the critical climate justice work ahead, and on our shared resilient future. www.worldwideteachin.org

 

Refreshments will be provided starting at 6:45pm. RSVP not required but appreciated. For more information, contact Richard Hyman / (203) 456-4271 / rhyman@fairfield.edu

 

March 29

Climate Change and the Big Screen, hosted by Yale Center for Environmental Communication

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The upcoming scripted drama series "Extrapolations" by executive producer Scott Z. Burns ("Contagion," "An Inconvenient Truth," "The Report") introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives.

Join Effy and the Yale Center for Environmental Communication in-person or virtually as we unite expert speakers in an exploration of Hollywood's role in influencing attitudes and actions on climate change.

Details.

March 31

National Perceptions and Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, hosted by Yale Center for Environmental Communication

Friday, March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Join experts from the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a discussion on what Americans currently understand and misunderstand about the Inflation Reduction Act and how to better communicate this landmark national investment in climate change and clean energy. Register for webinar.

March 31

The Cost of Progress: Community Health in a Changing Climate, hosted by Yale Environmental Film Festival

Friday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
 

In the face of climate change, communities around the world are exposed to compounding environmental hazards and rapidly changing landscapes. The four impactful films in this panel document some of these challenges and provide insight into the power of collective action in reclaiming public health. Register.

April 1

Youth in STEM: A Leadership & Changemaker Summit, hosted by CT Science Center and UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy

Saturday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CT Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford

Attendees will share their projects, network with peers and STEM professionals from across Connecticut, explore a variety of STEM career opportunities, and build leadership, communication, and presentation skills. Save the Sound's Alex Rodriguez will discuss the importance of youth leadership in sustainability and civic engagement work with fellow STEM young professionals. Click here to register.

April 4

"Amplifying Climate Messages": letter-to-the-editor writing workshop, hosted by Sierra Club Connecticut

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Connecticut promised to cut climate pollution and protect our future. But our state is not on track to meet its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores the urgency and need for action. Join us for a briefing on the climate action opportunities at the Connecticut Legislature this year, and a letter to the editor writing party to amplify the urgency of climate action in news outlets around the state. Register.

April 18

How to Prepare for Climate Change Webinar
Tuesday, April 18, ​6:30 p.m.

Register Here

Sponsored by Bloomfield Public Library, Parks, Rec & Leisure Services, Trees for Bloomfield & The Wintonbury Land Trust. This webinar will provide you some practical and comprehensive guides to surviving the greatest disaster of our time.

David Pogue will offer sensible, researched advice on how we can start to ready ourselves for what’s ahead. Mr. Pogue is the host of 20 NOVA science specials on PBS, a six-time Emmy Award-winning technology and science correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a five-time TED talks speaker, and a New York Times best-selling author!

Pre-register for free to receive the webinar link. Attendees at the talk will be eligible for a special drawing to receive a signed copy of David’s recent book, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos.

April 19

Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice / Derechos Ambientales y Justicia Ambiental 
Wednesday, April 19, ​6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New Haven, CT

Register Here

Join Maya K. van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: The People’s Fight For a Clean, Safe & Healthy Environment, and other CT Advocates for Environmental Justice, including Save the Sound’s Environmental Justice Specialist Alex Rodriguez, for a discussion of matters related to our fight for a Green Amendment in Connecticut. Spanish translation available.

April 21

Youth Advocacy Day, hosted by Sunrise CT
Friday, April 21, ​8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Connecticut State Capitol, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford

Are you a young person who cares about your community? Do you believe in everyone’s right to a present and future in which we can thrive? Do you want to be part of the mobilizing force that will make this happen? Then this is the event for you! Sunrise CT, Sunrise Wesleyan, CT Sierra Club, CT LCV, Nonprofit Accountability Group (NAG), and Save the Sound invite you to join for a day of youth empowerment and advocacy at the Connecticut State Capitol! Details and registration.

April 22

Comedy on Earth: A Sketch Show
Saturday, April 22, ​9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater

The show that Big Oil doesn’t want you to see. Whether you are a compost queen, an EV evangelist, or a person just plain panicking about plastic, this one’s for you.
Celebrate the planet and roast its worst offenders by joining us for a night of original earth-themed sketch comedy at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater.
*All jokes have been sustainably sourced Details and registration.

April 24

Youth Eco Advocacy Corps
Monday, April 24, ​6:00 p.m. 

Webinar

Save the Sound’s Youth Eco Advocacy Corps program to engage youth activists is back for our April meeting and we’re welcoming new members. The meetings are an opportunity for activists to share their ongoing sustainability initiatives, as well as learn from our team on what we’re doing to promote climate action and environmental justice. Details and registration.

April 24

Launch of CT Health Professionals for Climate Action
Monday, April 24, ​7:00 p.m. 

Reception with speakers at Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St. Hartford

April 27

Join the Conversation, Climate Change: What’s Going On & What Can I Do? 
Thursday, April 27, ​7:00 p.m. 

Virtual

This year, WSHU Public Radio is working with the Solutions Journalism Network to transform our coverage of the climate crisis. We will present rigorous reporting about problems and evidence-based solutions. During this “Join the Conversation” event hosted by Davis Dunavin, specialists will share current findings on climate change and adaptation on national and regional levels. You can ask your own questions, and you’ll learn how you can be involved in WSHU’s efforts to search out the answers that will help you, your family, and your community. Together, we will examine meaningful efforts to advance environmental repair, resilience, and adaptation. Registration is required. Click here to register.

April 28

Social Media, Influencers, and Climate Justice Communication
Friday, April 28, ​12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Please join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a panel discussion on social media, influencers, and climate justice communication. We will explore the ways in which leading eco-influencers are harnessing online platforms for education and social change around environmental, climate, and justice issues. Cynthia Norrie, Deputy Digital Director for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, will moderate a conversation with Kristy Drutman of Browngirl Green and Green Jobs Board, Isaias Hernandez of QueerBrownVegan, and Sophia Kianni of Climate Cardinals. Click here to register.

April 30

Watershed Stewardship Workshop
Sunday, April 30, ​11:30 a.m.

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Caring for water orients a congregation in a new and deep way to its spiritual, social, cultural, and ecological community, while also positioning it to develop supportive ties to other congregations and groups in the area to foster watershed health. When a congregation cares for its local watershed, it potentially promotes awareness and action to ameliorate worldwide water issues, including those compounded by climate change and the feminization of poverty. The two-hour workshop will include a Powerpoint description of watersheds, water rituals, information about local collaboration, and a reflection on the meaning of "living water." Details and registration.

May 2

World Asthma Day
Tuesday, May 2 

Hartford, CT

https://www.savethesound.org

Health professionals and climate advocates from the American Lung Association, Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action (CCCA), and the Connecticut Health Professionals for Climate Action (CHPCA) held a press conference commemorating World Asthma Day. They were joined by Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani and State Senator Saud Anwar, both of whom highlighted the need to mitigate greenhouse gasses and air pollution so that asthma and existing respiratory illnesses aren’t further exacerbated.

May 10-13

New Horizons in Conservation Conference
Wednesday, May 10- May 13

Omni New Haven Yale Hotel, New Haven, CT (Hybrid)

Registration

New Horizons in Conservation is an opportunity to understand the status of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the conservation field. The New Horizons in Conservation Conference is for:
-students and professionals interested in sustainability, conservation, and environmental justice,
-individuals with identities underrepresented in these professions and fields of study, and
-those committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

New Horizons attendees:
-foster connections among peers from diversity pathway programs
-attend local field trips,
-engage in professional development workshops and training, and
-network and learn from leaders and visionaries in the field.

 

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