Posts Tagged ‘ Events ’

Community Planning Workshops Come to Burlington

Oct 16th, 2011 | By

Are you concerned about the future of your town? If so, please join us at a new workshop series addressing community planning and design issues, the economics of land use and natural resource protection. Four Wednesday evening workshops are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Burlington Town Hall Auditorium. Come to one or all four

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EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call 2 p.m. ET Oct. 6, 2011

Oct 5th, 2011 | By

October 6, 2011 Teleconference Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern time Phone Number: 1-800-603-7557 Access Code: 10355164# Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has made Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice one of EPA’s top priorities. In support of this priority, we invite environmental justice advocates to participate on our next Quarterly Environmental

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Friends of Norwalk Island to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week Oct. 13

Oct 4th, 2011 | By

Guests at the first “The Nature of Learning” fundraiser can enjoy an evening of live music by The Boundarymen (David Bates, Peter Lewis and Steve Barrett), interactive fun, discussions with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This special event will benefit the unique education program organized by Friends of the Norwalk

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Dinner Tonight to Benefit the New Haven Land Trust

Oct 4th, 2011 | By

An evening of fine dining featuring local and sustainable foods will benefit the New Haven Land Trust, supporting the 29-year-old nonprofit environmental organization’s land conservation, community gardening and environmental education efforts . The New Haven Land Trust Annual Celebration will take place 6:30 on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Kitchen Table, a restaurant serving seasonal American cuisine in New Haven’s Ninth Square at 128 Crown St. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at

Hockanum River Clean-up Saturday: Volunteers Needed To Clear Trash From The River And Its Banks

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

MANCHESTER — Volunteers can gather at the Hockanum River Saturday to take part in a fall cleaning. The volunteer effort to clear trash from the river is part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source To Sea Clean-Up, involving residents of all four states along the big tidal river and its feeder streams. Read more

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Annual Celebration to Benefit the New Haven Land Trust Oct. 4

Sep 28th, 2011 | By

Join the New Haven Land Trust to celebrate and honor its supporters. There will be a dinner of seasonal American cuisine featuring local and sustainable foods; and a silent auction. Honorees: Daniel Kops and the New Haven Land Trust Club of Hopkins School L. Suzio York Hill Companies (Environmental Business Leadership Award) 6:30 p.m., Oct. 4,

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Visiting columnist urges us to save menhaden

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

I am writing today to call attention to the critical importance of upcoming public hearings on menhaden that will be held in our area on Wednesday in Bridgeport, on Oct. 5 in New Haven and on Oct. 12 in Old Lyme. The decisions that will be made based on public input at these hearings will

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West Haven’s Metro Taxi gearing up for environmentally friendly change (video)- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Sep 25th, 2011 | By

Area taxi passengers soon will be able to ride in wheelchair-accessible, compressed natural gas-powered cabs — the first of their kind in the state — after those cars fuel up at the city’s first public-access CNG fueling station. Metro Taxi will unveil its fleet and the station at a Monday press conference expected to draw

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CT Public Transportation Commission public hearing Sept. 27 in Torrington

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

By The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing September 27 at 7:30 pm in Torrington at the Torrington City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street. This will be one of four hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public

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Environmental kiosk being dedicated in Ledyard this weekend

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Four environmental groups will dedicate a new environmental education kiosk at Poquetanuck Cove this weekend. Read more here: Environmental kiosk being dedicated in Ledyard – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.

Get Your Feet Wet: Help Protect Rivers in Weston

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Within the thousands of miles of streams carved into Connecticut’s landscape lie a host of aquatic species – from fish to those undetectable by the naked eye. These bodies of water have provided us with means of transportation, livelihood and recreation for centuries. Our rivers make Connecticut unique and appealing. The Nature Conservancy’s Saugatuck River

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‘Green’ Open House at Rumsey Hall School

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual Green Buildings Open House (GBOH), the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast, will take place Oct. 1. Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot will host a stop on the tour, featuring the solar panel roof installation at the school’s Lufkin Rink between 9 and 11 a.m. Read more

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CT Coalition for Environmental Justice 7th Annual Conference Saturday, Oct. 29, Hartford

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

The 7th Annual Environmental Conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 at the UConn School of Business in Hartford. The theme is “Reducing Toxins, Rebuilding Our Economy.”

Audubon Greenwich ~ Nature Programs & Special Events through Nov. 20

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Saturday, September 24 TRIP:  Fall Warbler Tour in Central Park, NYC 7:00 am-4:00 pm The perfect place for birders and photographers. Central Park is renowned for good views of good birds. Travel by van from Audubon Greenwich and spend the day in this birding hot spot.   The group will get lunch in the park

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Pinwheels for Peace New Haven, Sept. 21, 2011

Sep 20th, 2011 | By

The New Haven School District is collaborating with the New Haven Peace Commission and the New Haven Peace Council to celebrate International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2011. The art teachers have been working with students to create perhaps as many as 6,000 pinwheels with messages of peace written on them that will be

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2nd Annual Live Green Connecticut, Sept. 17-18, Norwalk

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

Live Green Connecticut! will take place at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk, Connecticut Sept. 17 and 18. Featured attractions and exhibits include marine ecology and nature center exhibits, wind and solar displays, hands-on kid’s activities, environmental and conservation organizations and speakers, alternative fuel vehicles, landscape and garden centers, green careers and education, eco-art, eco-fashion, entertainment, food and beverages, and more.

October event: Richard Conniff and The Species Seekers, Middletown, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

Award winning and nationally acclaimed science writer Richard Conniff will focus on the fascinating, colorful story of how species get discovered– and why it’s still such an import human endeavor. Richard’s talk will be based on his most current book, The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth.

Kottke headlining 2011 CT Folk Festival, Green Expo, New Haven, Sept. 9-11

Sep 9th, 2011 | By

The 2011 Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo kicks off on Friday Sept. 9, with the Grassy Hill Song Circle, a unique evening of collaborative entertainment.

Four of the hottest musicians on the Indie/Americana scene will play solo work and then accompany each other in a jam-session atmosphere: Mai Bloomfield, Anthony daCosta, Brian Dolzani and Rachael Sage. The Neighborhood Music School’s DoSo Band opens the night and the Master of Ceremonies again this year is Vance Gilbert. The Grassy Hill Song Circle will also be held in the magical atmosphere of Edgerton Park, beginning at 7 p.m.

Conservation District to Hold ‘Build a Rain Garden’ Course 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, UConn Cooperative Extension System and Town of Old  Saybrook are teaming up to hold a short course on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook.  Participants will first learn about the fundamentals of rain gardens—uses, siting, sizing and

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Ferries: DOT To Hold Meetings On Ferries

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

The first meeting, on the Rocky Hill/Glastonbury ferry, will be Monday at 6 p.m. in Rocky Hill Town Hall, 175 Old Main St. The second hearing, on the Chester-Hadlyme ferry, will be Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St. Read more here: Ferries: DOT To Hold Meetings On Ferries –

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