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Advocacy 101: JF, LCO, OFA, OLR…HUH?

The Connecticut legislative session started on January 9 and you’ve been lobbying your reps ever since. Phone calls, action alerts, letters, and rallies have propelled some great legislation forward out of committee, and stopped some bad bills in their tracks. Unfortunately, just because a committee supports a bill, doesn’t mean it will become law. It […]

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Climate and Clean Energy Digest 2019

Climate change can mean wild weather and smoggy cities—but it doesn’t have to be that way. CFE and Connecticut leaders are working to increase renewable energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions—spurring our green economy along the way. Read on to learn what your legislators are doing to curb the effects of climate change, get our […]

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Your Lawn’s Big Impact On Long Island Sound

Too much nitrogen triggers rampant growth of algae that can kill fish, harm wildlife, poison shellfish people eat and undermine quality of life. Reducing our fertilizer use is an easy path toward cleaner, safer water. There are 4 easy ways you can help: #1 Keep grass clippings on your lawn: Grass clippings rapidly decompose, keeping […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision

Immediate Release Friday, March 8, 2019 Contacts: Laura McMillan, CT Fund for the Environment (Plaintiff), 203-787-0646 Leticia Colon de Mejias (Plaintiff), 860-690-5522 Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision U.S. District Court had ruled against ratepayers, energy efficiency and clean energy businesses, environmental orgs, and […]

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It’s in the Bag

It’s small, useful, seemingly innocuous, and can be found everywhere. The plastic bag. Sadly, its ubiquity is having disastrous consequences for our waterways, oceans, wildlife…and maybe even our health. Over one trillion plastic bags are produced every year. From cradle to grave, their production, use, and disposal shapes our environment from the air down to […]

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Learning from Tri-State clean community energy experts

Local governments from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are independently building opportunities to switch to clean energy: New York is one of the most active community solar markets in the country, with plans to stimulate another 1,000 MW in the near future Meanwhile Connecticut and New Jersey have launched community solar pilot programs–but they still […]

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Testimony 101: Shape the laws that shape your world

Your public servants are hard at work in Hartford shaping the laws that shape your world. Over the past few weeks, you’ve learned about Connecticut’s legislature and what it takes to be an effective citizen lobbyist. Now take a moment to learn how to write persuasive testimony to make government work for you. I’M JUST […]

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Clean Water Westchester Symposium

Planning for a Cleaner Water Future for Westchester County – Our “Green Apple”   This January, local, county and state government representatives met with environmental leaders and the private sector, to discuss a greener future for Westchester County’s wastewater system. The Clean Water Westchester conference explored new ways to finance, manage, and govern wastewater collection and […]

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