Posts Tagged ‘ CFE ’

Fabien Cousteau headlines CFE/Save the Sound Annual Meeting 4-7 p.m. Sept. 28, 2014, Ridgefield

Sep 28th, 2014 | By

The CFE/Save the Sound Annual Meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the Auditorium at the Ridgefield Public Library. Featured speaker is Fabien Cousteau, French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer. Since 1978, Connecticut Fund for the Environment has been the state’s nonprofit legal champion for the environment. CFE

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Old Saybrook referendum favors purchase of The Preserve

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

Old Saybrook residents voted overwhelmingly to provide $3 million in town funds towards purchase of the property, which was once slated to be turned into golf courses and a housing development. Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Trust for Public Land are challenged to permanently protect this coastal forest that shelters wildlife and migratory birds, filters drinking water, and contains miles of hiking trails. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CFE and others as the story develops.



CFE/Save the Sound 2013 Year-in-Review

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

“2013 proved to be a busy and successful for CFE/Save the Sound. We are excited about the work ahead in 2014 and continuing our efforts to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound!” For more on this story, visit: CFE/Save the Sound 2013 Year-in-Review | Green Cities Blue

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CFEers embark on Long Island Sound journey of exploration and discovery

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

Curt Johnson and Chris Cryder of CFE/Save the Sound have embarked on a week-long journey traveling Long Island Sound by sailboat. The two will dock in locations including Bridgeport, Darien, Mamaroneck, Oyster Bay, and Port Jefferson, to meet with local advocates and elected officials to talk about Long Island Sound and the current issues facing our region’s gem.



My Citizens Agenda: Curt Johnson advocates for a restored Long Island Sound

May 31st, 2012 | By

Our Senate candidates must set their goal on shifting 2 percent of our federal investment in our great estuaries toward restoring and healing Long Island Sound. The hard work of planning how to bring back the Sound is done — it’s time for an investment in action. For more on this story, visit: My Citizens

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EPA recognizes CFE program director Curt Johnson with environmental merit award

Apr 25th, 2012 | By

Today Curt Johnson, program director for Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound, received the 2012 Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office. Curt was selected the award for his work as Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC is a volunteer organization

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In Wake Of Climate Talks, Responsibilities Fall To The States | Donald Strait via CT News Junkie

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

With the conclusion of the United Nations climate talks in Durban, the focus is back on states and municipalities to ensure that measures are being taken to address the problem of climate change. The Durban talks have generally been regarded as positive — negotiators agreed to continue working to identify a greenhouse gas reduction goal

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Help the energy bill by taking action today, or now

May 31st, 2011 | By

SB 1, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future, will soon be voted on in the Senate–maybe as early as this afternoon. This bill establishes the joint Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and makes important changes to our state’s energy policies that will put us on the path to cleaner air, green small business growth and a better quality of life for Connecticut residents. Please take a moment now to call your state senator.



Save the Sound, Sen. Meyer Celebrate Long Island Sound Day

May 27th, 2011 | By

Save the Sound and Environment Committee Co-Chair State Senator Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) released the following statement today in observance of Long Island Sound Day. Earlier in the day, Save the Sound held a coastal cleanup of Long Wharf Nature Preserve in New Haven as part of their Long Island Sound Day celebration.



CVS fined $268,900; CFE to study stormwater

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Under a settlement with CVS, the retail will pay penalties of $268,900 for environmental violations at its stores. A portion of the penalty will help CFE study stormwater.



The Preserve: Developer appeals lower court ruling on 1,000 acres

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

River Sound Development, LLC, has filed a petition with the Connecticut Supreme Court to appeal a lower court’s ruling on proposed development of the 1,000-acre parcel of forested wetlands known as the Preserve.



September is International Coastal Cleanup Month

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

This weekend, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. join others for a beach cleanup at Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT, where the Live Green CT festival will feature live music, environmental and green business exhibitors, kids’ activities, and presentations by speakers from solar installers

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Save Plum Island — Sign CFE’s Petition

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

The online petition from the Connecticut Fund for the Environment is targeting the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

The aim is to keep the federal government from selling Plum Island — an 843-acre island at the eastern end of Long Island Sound — to the highest bidder.

Plum Island has long been the home of a federal research facility and it has been recognized as an important sanctuary for wildlife and native plants.



Poquonnock River Initiative formed to protect and restore watershed

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

The Pequonnock River Initiative (PRI) — a partnership between the City of Bridgeport and the towns of Monroe and Trumbull — was formed recently to develop a watershed plan for the Pequonnock River watershed.