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April 2014

Community Potluck & Film Short ‘A Guerilla Gardener in South Central L.A., April 24, New Haven

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School,
170 Derby Ave., New Haven, Select a Country:
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Thursday, April 24 at 4:30pm Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School 170 Derby Avenue, New Haven Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central L.A. — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” Come see his famous TEDTalk that has become a national sensation and join the discussion! Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School 170 Derby…

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11th Biennial Long Island Sound Educators Conference, 8-4:30 April 25, 2014, Norwalk

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk,
10 N Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854
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Join SENEME, NYSMEA, & The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We welcome a broad range of sessions addressing Long Island Sound and watershed issues. Scientists, educators, and anyone interested in raising awareness of LIS and what the educational community can contribute to furthering research and conservation are welcome! Workshops run for 75 minutes. Please download the attachment for the submission form and more details. Workshop submissions should be received by February…

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Middlesex Community College to host sustainability conference 9-3:30 p.m. April 25,

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University is planning a statewide Campus Sustainability Conference to be hosted by Middlesex Community College on April 25. The event will be held at MXCC’s Chapman Hall, on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Laura Worthington at WorthingtonL@easternct.edu or 860-465-0254. For more on this story, visit: Middlesex Community College to host sustainability conference.

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23rd Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit 9-3:15 p.m. Friday April 25,

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Iona College ,
New Rochelle, NY United States
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Long Island Sound has seen much change since Adriaen Block sailed its length 400 years ago. Urban centers sprung up on its shores, fishing industries persevered through booms and busts, and water quality struggled to cope with pollution.  Recognizing we were facing a tipping point, the 1994 Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”) was established as a blueprint to protect and restore this culturally important estuary. The 2014 Summit will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders – including…

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Rock To Rock Earth Day Ride, April 26, New Haven

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
New Haven, CT
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Click here for more info. Explore New Haven By Bicycle Rock to Rock is New Haven’s biggest Earth Day celebration. Here’s how it works: You and about a thousand of your neighbors travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, and explore our city’s parks and neighborhoods. Learn more. All Are Welcome Families and college students, serious riders and weekend…

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Berlin Family Hike Showcases Blue Hills Conservation Area 9 a.m. April 26

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunny Border Nursery,
2225 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, CT
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Free hike in the town’s Blue Hills Conservation Area is scheduled April 26. The hike starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. It’s the second local installment in a statewide program called WalkCt Family Ramble. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, a conservation group founded in 1891 that helped create the state park system and maintains the blue-blazed hiking trails found throughout the state. Walkers should meet in the parking lot of Sunny Border…

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Glastonbury Audubon To Hold Annual Earth Day Celebration 10-3 April 26

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury will celebrate its 25 anniversary of its Earth Fair on April 26. The theme will be “In Celebration of Trees.” Exhibits will focus on various local trees and why they are important to the natural habitat. Information on the state tree, the oak, will also be displayed. A tree walk will be led through Earle Park by renowned tree expert Ed Richardson at 1 p.m. The event at the 1361 Main St. center…

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Fairfield Earth Day Celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Warde High School ,
755 Melville Ave., Fairfield, CT
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Featuring Gustave Whitehead’s 1899 Flying Machine, Childrens’ Activities, Food & Music 16th Annual Celebration to be held?at Fairfield Warde High School Larry Kaley and Mary Hogue, FEDC Chairman Emeritus and 2014 FEDC Chairman, have announced that this year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 10am – 4pm, at Fairfield Warde High School located at 755 Melville Avenue, in Fairfield, Conn. With nearly 90 exhibitors, FEDC features cooking demos and loads of entertainment, including professional musicians and children…

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Woodbury Earth Day 11-5 Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woodbury Middle School,
67 Washington Ave., Woodbury, CT
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Environmental Headlines will be a guest on WPKN’s live broadcast from 9 to 11 a.m. We thank WPKN for asking us to come on and promote our service.

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Riverfront Earth Day

April 27

Riverfront Earth Day is happening this year at Riverfront Plaza in Hartford on Sunday, April 27 from 1- 5! Last year’s event was amazing – great performers, awesome exhibits, and delicious food! This event will be fun and family-friendly, but most importantly, send a strong message to the community that the Earth is beautiful and something to be protected, not destroyed. This year, we are expanding it to have two stages – we will have a Mainstage featuring groups like…

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Show your love for the Canal Trail April 27

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Love the Trail? Wanna share that love? The Cheshire Half Marathon takes place mostly on the trail, on Sunday morning, April 27th. Check it out: http://cheshirehalfmarathon.org If you’re not running it and have an hour or two to spare that morning, a few more volunteers are needed to help trails groups at the event. Elm City Cycling can get some great exposure at the trails table – there are thousands of participants. They need 6 more folks to monitor intersections…

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Fossil fuel divestment panel 1 p.m. April 27, Hamden

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Society of New Haven,
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, United States
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Come to a panel about fossil fuel divestment at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden. Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m. in the library Proponents of divestment believe that fossil fuel divestment is one of the most powerful statements an organization can make with its money. It helps remove the social license that allows the fossil fuel industry to continue to emit dangerous pollutants into the atmosphere. Panelists are Henry May, chair of the Endowment Committee…

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CORRECTION: Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Band in concert to benefit CRWC’s 17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, Sunday, April 27, Old Saybrook

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Kate,
300 Main St. , Old Saybrook,
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ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS and THEIR FINE GROUP three benefit concerts for the annual source to sea cleanup For more than three decades, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” These well-loved artists will play three shows throughout the Connecticut River valley to benefit the CRWC’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup. Robin…

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U.S. EPA Climate Showcase Communities Replication Workshop April 30, Baltimore

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Baltimore, CT MD
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April 30, 2014—Hotel Monaco, Baltimore, MD U.S. EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities program is hosting a free, one-day workshop highlighting successful local and tribal government climate and energy strategies that can be replicated in communities across the United States. Attendees of the workshop will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from the government staff that designed and implemented these impressive programs that have achieved meaningful greenhouse gas reductions and other benefits for their communities. Through panel presentations, facilitated discussions, and…

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May 2014

Lost Rivers film 7 p.m. May 3, Farmington

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HartBeat Carriage House Theater,
360 Farmington Ave. , Farmington, CT
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LOST RIVERS* *7 pm Saturday, May 3***<http://vimeo.com/50839044> 2012 | Documentary <http://rivieresperdues.radio-canada.ca/en> | 72 minutes http://rivieresperdues.radio-canada.ca/en ** at HartBeat Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Ct *LOST RIVERS* guides us through the hidden river networks of London, Brescia (Italy), Montreal and Toronto, intrepid groups of subterranean explorers known as “drainers” reveal the buried waterways that house the secrets of each city’s past. Exploring recent initiatives to resurface and revitalize these forgotten waterways in Yonkers and Seoul, the fascinating Lost Rivers brings to life an aspect of…

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Save the Date: Westport Electric Car Club Second Annual EV Road Rally May 4

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Westport, CT United States
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Details to be announced! www.westportelectriccarclub.com Check out last year’s rally page: www.facebook.com/events/156329771199834

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Fourth Wilton Go Green Festival Sunday, May 4, Wilton Town Green and Wilton Library

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wilton Library ,
Witon, CT United States
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The event showcases individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses that offer ideas or products that are in keeping with our mission of educating our community in achieving a culture of conservation and environmental sustainability. Additional information on the Festival will be available soon! The exhibitor application is now available http://wiltongogreen.org/wp-content/uploads/exhibitorApplication-1-27-14-1.pdf.

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Sustaining Our Fisheries: Looking at the Big Picture: A Public Forum 3:30 p.m. May 22, Groton

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Branford House, Avery Point,
1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT
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Mark your May calendar for an informative public forum about the future of sustainable fisheries in New England and U.S. waters. What is the scientific community recommending for effective policy and governance? The U.S. fisheries management system is the gold standard thanks to the law that governs it –the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Since 2000, 34 fish species that were once depleted have been rebuilt under the law, which strengthened coastal communities and economies around the country. With recent stressors to ocean…

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March against Monsanto, 2 p.m. May 24, Hartford

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
135 Broad St. , Hartford, CT
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 2:00pm 135 Broad Street, Hartford CT\ https://www.facebook.com/events/342516152515657/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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June 2014

Register now for 2014 Connecticut Trails Weekend June 7 and 8, 2014

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm

DEADLINE: Monday, February 3 Time flies while you’re having fun! It’s time to start planning the 2014 Connecticut Trails Weekend (June 7 and 8, 2014). 2014 marks the 22nd year that CFPA has coordinated this statewide event. Our goal again is to feature at least one event in each CT town. With your help, we can do it! Taking part in this nationally recognized celebration is a great way to show off your trails, organization, staff, programs, and volunteers. Hikes,…

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Connecticut Stewardship Trail Day Events, June 7-8

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm

LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER Griswold Point. Photo by Judy Preston. Event Location: Griswold Point and Coastal Beach Walk Description: Join Judy Preston, CT Sea Grant Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator, for a leisurely, educational walk along Griswold Point at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Judy Preston will provide natural history and introduce participants to the significance of this Long Island Sound Study Stewardship Site. The distance will be about 2 miles. Date: Sunday, June 8 Time: 9:45 am  to noon (note: the start time was originally…

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Tour of Sandy and Morse Points, 10 a.m. June 28, West Haven

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
West Haven, CT
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Sandy and Morse Points in West Haven are one of the most productive birding spots in the state. Join Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, Important Bird Area Program Coordinator for Audubon Connecticut, on a tour of this Important Bird Area and Long Island Sound Stewardship Site. Species we can expect to see include Piping Plover, Least Tern, American Oystercatcher, and hopefully a surprise or two such as Black Skimmer or Saltmarsh Sparrow. Meet at the Sandy Point Parking lot at 10:00 a.m. Sandy…

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July 2014

Friends of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge invites you to a FREE Advocacy 101 workshop 1-3 p.m. Saturday July 12

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yale Environmental Science Center ,
21 Sachem St. , New Haven, CT
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The Friends of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge invites you to a FREE Advocacy 101 workshop 1-3 p.m. Saturday July 12 Hosted by Sandy Breslin, Director of Governmental Affairs for Audubon Connecticut, the workshop will focus on upcoming legislation that is likely to affect wildlife and their habitat and identify actions that individuals and organizations can take to support or oppose legislation at the state level. The workshop will take place in Room 110 of Yale University’s Environmental…

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September 2014

2014 CT Folk Festival and Green Expo Sept. 6, New Haven

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Edgerton Park,
Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Select a Country:
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The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Edgerton Park , one of New Haven ’s beautiful green jewels. For more info, visit: http://ctfolk.com

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