2nd annual “Evening of Connecticut Environmental Leadership” Apr 9 (6-9pm)

Based on the overwhelming success of last year’s event at the Connecticut Science Center, the Environmental Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), The Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), The Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut (EPOC), and the Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) – Connecticut Chapter, are once again joining forces to host the 2nd annual “Evening of Connecticut Environmental Leadership” on April 9th 2019 at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven.

These organizations represent a critical part of our state’s environmental policy dialog and leadership and this is your once yearly chance to gather with all of your professional peers to reflect on our past efforts and consider our future intentions.

Please join us for drinks, dinner and a thought provoking presentation by Elizabeth DeSombre who will be speaking on “Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things”.  We will gather in The Great Hall of Dinosaurs, the centerpiece of the Yale Peabody Museum. Featuring skeletons from the Museum’s world-renowned paleontology collections, it is also home to Rudolph Zallinger’s famous mural The Age of Reptiles.  The presentation will take place alongside the Peabody’s largest mounted skeleton, a Brontosaurus.  Our guests will have access to adjacent sections of the exhibit during cocktails and dinner.


Location and Parking:

Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT – Google Map

Parking is available in the Peabody Museum Parking Lot – CLICK HERE for PDF map with location

Sierra Club Connecticut Reception – Historic Mill, April 27 (2-4pm)

Sierra Club Connecticut Reception – Historic Mill

April 27, 2019

2 – 4 pm

North Branford Mill, Address and Parking Information available upon RSVP
Wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Space is Limited. Please RSVP by April 24

Sierra Club Connecticut invites you to hear about our work focusing on keeping Connecticut free of fossil fuels and on the path to a clean energy future. We will also share updates on emerging conservation initiatives including protecting woodlands and reducing threats to our water supply.

We are grateful for your financial support to sustain our work and our planet. We welcome your input on chapter strategy and want to learn about your top priorities as we work to protect Connecticut’s quality of environment and create a clean energy future.


Stand Up for Climate Action, Energy & Equity Aprl 14th (1-4pm)

Stand Up for Climate Action, Energy & Equity

April 14, 2019

1 to 4 pm

State Capitol, Hartford, North Steps

​STAND UP FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY EQUITY and call for responsible energy policies for our Economy, Environment, Health, Climate, Public Transportation, and local jobs. Come to this event and join others as we call on elected leaders to fight for our future by supporting energy efficiency and clean energy funds, equal access to clean energy programs, waste reduction, and lower carbon emissions.


Maximize Multifamily Property Revenues with Energy Improvement Projects (Feb 7 11am – 11:45am)



Webinar: Maximize Multifamily Property Revenues with Energy Improvement Projects

Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Maximize Multifamily Property Revenues with Energy Improvement Projects

Thursday, Feb. 7 from 11:00 – 11:40 am

There are many factors to consider when adding energy efficiency measures and/or solar into a rehab/retrofit project for multifamily housing, and the source of funding is always a concern. Thankfully, there are simple financing solutions that recognize the return on investment for implementing these measures in housing projects. This webinar will outline the funding process and present case studies of completed projects that are reaping the benefits of reduced energy and maintenance expenses, improved cash flows, and enhanced resident health/safety.


John D’Agostino, Associate Director, Multifamily Housing Program, Connecticut Green Bank

Brian Sullivan, President, Emerald Consulting, LLC

Economically-Compelling Energy Savings Seminar (Feb 22 8am – 9:30am)

Economically-Compelling Energy Savings Seminar
When Fri, February 22, 8:00am – 9:30am
Where Boys & Girls Club, 4 Horseneck Ln, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA (map)
Description CFE/Save the Sound ally the Town of Greenwich Energy Committee will hold the first ever Economically-Compelling Energy Savings seminar to help business leaders and property managers learn more about best practices and innovative technology solutions to help businesses save money, become more competitive, and meet sustainability goals. Participants will learn how to benefit from Connecticut’s nationally recognized programs to support and finance energy projects that will improve your bottom line. Keynote speaker Tony Malkin is a leader in energy efficiency retrofits for existing buildings and coordinated a groundbreaking renovation project at the Empire State Building. Economically-Compelling Energy Savings Seminar February 22, 2019 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich (.3 miles from Greenwich Metro-North Railroad Station) Stay tuned for information on how to RSVP.

Climate Action Lobby Day – Sierra Club CT (Feb 21 12:30pm)

2019 Climate Action Lobby Day

February 21, 2019

12:30 pm

State Capitol, Room 310 (3rd Floor North), Hartford, CT

Join Sierra Club Connecticut and other statewide environmental organizations at the State Capitol to advocate for Connecticut’s environment.  The event begins with a presentation about the issues including 100% clean, renewable energy. We’ll then work in teams to share this information with state Senators, state Representatives, and their staff.

Free parking is available at the Legislative Office Building.  If parking garage is full, several pay-to-park surface lots and parking garages are nearby.


Most recently, Eric worked to spur a Constitutional Amendment to protect state parks, forests, and wildlife Management Areas from being given away by the Legislature without adequate public input.

CTLCV’s 2019 Environmental Summit (Jan 17 9am – 2pm)

CTLCV’s 2019 Environmental Summit

January 17, 2019

9 AM – 2 PM
Trinity College, Washington Room in Mather Hall (2nd Floor), 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106

This year’s Summit will highlight the challenges and opportunities facing our state. It is also a great opportunity to Don’t speak directly with lawmakers, advocates, and experts about the future of clean air, clean water, clean energy, and more!

This is an event of CTLCV; Sierra Club Connecticut is promoting.


Efficiency is Efficient: Achieving Our Shared Energy Goals (Jan 12 10am – 2pm)

Efficiency is Efficient: Achieving Our Shared Energy Goals

January 12, 2019

10 a.m to 2 pm

Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford

Learn how Energy Efficiency can lower energy bills, and lower carbon emissions, all while closing the affordability gap and protecting our health. Hear from DEEP, EFA, and local environmental advocates.  Be inspired by local clean energy success stories.

This is an event of Efficiency for All; Sierra Club Connecticut is promoting.


Opening Day of CT Legislative Session (Jan 9 11am)

Opening Day of CT Legislative Session

January 09, 2019

11 am

State Capitol Building, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford  (meet on 2nd Floor outside the Hall of the House on the North landing)

Connecticut’s Legislative Session begins January 9th with all 187 members of the General Assembly getting sworn in and an address from Governor Lamont.  Sierra Club Connecticut will be there standing in the hallways to meet and greet legislators and share our policy priorities. Will you join us?

Expect the parking lot to be full on this day.  Please allow extra time to find parking, likely in a pay-to-park lot.