Posts Tagged ‘ Events ’

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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Ride from CT to VT witih 350.org Moving Planet, Saturday, Sept. 24

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

The Williamstown COOL Committee and the First Congregational Church, Williamstown are planning an event as part of 350.org Moving Planet–a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.  The committee would like an individual or team of cyclists to ride from Sheffield to Williamstown on a route they determine and arrive in Williamstown by

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Tour des Farms: Cycling to Discover Local Food and Local Music

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

CT Folk’s third annual Tour des Farms — a 25-mile leisure bike ride to local farms, gardens, and other agricultural treasures in Connecticut — will take place on Aug. 20. This year, the tour will travel throughout the Amity region, making stops at Treat Farm and Field View Farm in Orange, Massaro Community Farm and

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CT Folk’s Tour des Farms offers farms, bikes, local food and music Aug. 20

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Do you love to visit farms? Love to bike ride? Love to eat local? Love music?

Then you are in for a very special treat Aug. 20. CT Folk’s Tour des Farms offers the perfect blend of all four in a Saturday afternoon event the entire family will enjoy.



Easton set for townwide farm tour

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

If you enjoy the outdoors and the bounty it provides, plan on spending a few hours in Easton this weekend, when the town celebrates its third annual townwide farm tour, which is hosted by Citizens For Easton. Read more here: Easton set for townwide farm tour – Connecticut Post.



UNEP FI 2011 Global Roundtable Oct. 19-20, 2011

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Initiated in 1994, the UNEP FI Global Roundtable carries-on a now well-established tradition that has spanned the globe from New York to Frankfurt, Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo. 15 years on, the roundtable, which takes place this October 19-20, is widely recognized as a major global agenda-setting event in sustainable finance. This event offers an opportunity for leaders of the financial world and environmental experts to come together to discuss and exchange views on sustainability issues and “responsible” financing.



Planning for future of recreation resources a challenge in hard times; Meetings begin tonight

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Every five years since 1965, the state has reviewed and updated its plan for maintaining, expanding and improving its network of parks, forests, trails and other facilities. The process is under way again–but this time with some significant financial constraints to overcome. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is holding the first of a

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UConn offers free lawn care seminars, Aug. 31, Sept. 1, Sept. 7

Aug 4th, 2011 | By

Three free lawn care seminars will be offered by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System. Topics covered will include how to select the best type of grass for different lawn conditions, renovations or repair options, crabgrass and grub control, shade and moss issues, and fertilizer selection and application timing. The focus is on turf

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Arnaz to perform in Norwalk for land trust

Jul 16th, 2011 | By

Norwalk will get to see Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and an Emmy-award winning actress and singer, perform. She has agreed to put on a cabaret-style show on Oct. 29 at Norwalk Concert Hall as a fundraiser for the NLT. Read more here: Arnaz to perform in Norwalk for land trust

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Turtle Day Scheduled for June 26 at Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington

Jun 18th, 2011 | By

The CT DEP Wildlife Division and the Friends of Sessions Woods are sponsoring a special day to celebrate turtles — Turtle Day takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, in Burlington. During Turtle Day, awards will be presented to the winners of the Turtle Art Contest, which was open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.



Center for Green Building Grand Reopening Saturday June 18, 10-1

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

I happened to hear about this cool event somewhere. Where’d you hear about it? Tell your friends! This Saturday June 18 10 am to 1 pm 3309 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Free Food and Drinks Greetings! We are proud to announce to all of our current customers that we are having a Grand Reopening sale

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