About Environment Connecticut
Who we are
Environment Connecticut is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Connecticut — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s going for a swim in Long Island Sound, or canoeing on the Farmington River or going for a hike in any one of our state parks, Connecticut’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.
That’s the idea behind Environment Connecticut. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting Connecticut’s environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about Connecticut’s environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard, through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Connecticut through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.
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Putting your support to work
- Repowering Connecticut. When Connecticut's once thriving potential for clean energy began to falter, Environment Connecticut and our allies helped mobilize support for a groundbreaking clean energy bill. The bill became law in July 2011, and it has already put Connecticut back on the map as leader for clean, renewable energy.
- Keeping Wild Spaces Wild. In 2012, we fought to defend the Connecticut River from encroaching development. In July, the house voted to cut an essential program to defend our open spaces, including the Connecticut River's Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. We went to work to convince Congress to maintain the program, and mobilized support for a bill that would protect the program, and our open spaces, forever.
- Protecting Long Island Sound. Our research and advocacy helped build momentum for essential clean water protections for Long Island Sound. This year, we got closer than ever to closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act that endanger the Sound, but partisan politics stalled them in the home stretch. We are working hard to build the support needed to bring vital protections across the finish line.