CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT ADVOCACY DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Connecticut State Capitol 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford

CT NOFA is proud to join with the Sierra Club of Connecticut and other organizations for this day of advocacy. Come to the State Capitol in Hartford to advocate for strong and meaningful legislation to protect our environment and keep Connecticut’s climate promise! At this event you will hear from speakers about bills before the legislature on topics including climate, clean energy, pollution reduction, toxics, and waste reduction. We’ll have materials available for you to share with your legislators following the program. Once you have signed up, please reach out to your own legislators, invite them to the program, and ask to meet with them after the program ends at 10:30 am. Meet in Room 310 (third floor). For more information

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Fire Climate

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 3/19: Fire Climate Dr. Mitch Wagener with Milo Duch Tuesday, 3/26: Hot Expectations: Risk, Outcomes, & Harm Reduction in the Heat for the Physically Active Dr. Rebecca Stearns (UCONN) and Dr. Jeff Schlicht Tuesday, 4/2: War on the Environment Dr. Anna Malavisi with Jennifer Bassett Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Hot Expectations: Risk, Outcomes, & Harm Reduction in the Heat for the Physically Active

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 3/26: Hot Expectations: Risk, Outcomes, & Harm Reduction in the Heat for the Physically Active Dr. Rebecca Stearns (UCONN) and Dr. Jeff Schlicht Tuesday, 4/2: War on the Environment Dr. Anna Malavisi with Jennifer Bassett Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: War on the Environment

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 4/2: War on the Environment Dr. Anna Malavisi with Jennifer Bassett Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

Sound Off for Climate Action Day

Hartford Capitol 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford

It’s grind time! We are one month away from the end of the 2024 legislative session, and General Assembly has heard our issues relating to climate accountability and the need for increased investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Still, we need people power to push these priority bills past the finish line! That is why we’re inviting you and your friends to our “Sound Off for Climate Action Day” on April 3! At this event, we will hear from leading legislators and advocates on the status of our priority bills, conduct a legislative training session, and break off into groups to meet with legislators. Will you join us? For more information

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Hope

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, 4/9: Hope Dr. Mitch Wagener with Abigail Adney Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

Yale Institute of Sacred Music : Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Miller Hall 406 Prospect Street, New Haven

March 27-May 2 Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall at 406 Prospect Street, New Haven from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. A catalog will be available with essay by art critic, Eleanor Heartney. This exhibition is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music’s Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture Initiative.

WCSU: Climate and Human Civilization Lecture Series: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate

WCSU Science Building 181 White Street, Danbury

CLIMATE AND HUMAN CIVILIZATION: 8th annual series of lectures for the general public on climate change. Professors at WCSU will team up with students to present the latest information on climate change and its effects on our lives and future. From 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For information, email Dr. Mitch Wagener at wagenerm@wcsu.educreate new email. Tuesday, 4/16: Tickpocalypse: Assessing Risk for Tick-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate Dr. Neeta Connally with Sandra Zapata-Ramirez   For more information 

Earth Day Expo at The Groton Public Library

Groton Public Library 52 Newtown Road, Groton

Invest in our planet. Join community organizations as we celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness of climate change, and give the community resources it needs to live more sustainably. This community event features a variety of vendors and organizations who support sustainable living as well as speakers throughout the day. Speakers: Stephanie Draus Mauro Diaz-Hernandez Jason Hine Representative Christine Palm Stacy Jameson For more information

Webinar: Yale Institute of Sacred Music: Biophilia: In Excelsis

Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture initiative is pleased to present a dialogical webinar to celebrate the closing of the art exhibition, Biophilia: In Excelsis. Reflecting on the role of art, music and religion in addressing the climate crisis, this cross-disciplinary conversation will feature the exhibition curator M. Annenberg, the artist and composer Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky, the ClimateMusic Project composer Richard Festinger, and the eco-philosopher Timothy Morton. M. Annenberg will discuss some of the works featured in the exhibition. Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky and Richard Festinger will share and discuss climate-themed compositions. Timothy Morton will offer philosophical reflections on art, religion, and climate. Their brief presentations will be followed by dialogue and Q&A. This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance(link is external). For more information

RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Resilient Connecticut: Protecting Our Coastal Communities: John Truscinski

Old Lyme Town Hall 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

One hundred year and five hundred year weather-related events are coming with more frequency and, as we see the catastrophic damage of storms across the country, we are reminded of our own vulnerability. Our coastal communities and diverse ecosystems that support, not just our wildlife, but our local economies and way of life remain at risk of the next superstorm. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Connecticut took steps to work with communities to assess risk and create adaptation plans to mitigate the effects of future events. The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is located at the University of Connecticut.  Our speaker, John Truscinski, is the Director of Resilience Planning and manages the Resilience Connecticut Project.  His presentation will focus on the risks to our coasts and what steps CIRCA takes to work with local communities. Register here for May 9

Yale Institute of Sacred Music: Conference: Ecologies, Environmentalisms, and the Black Sacred Arts

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center 391 Prospect Street, New Haven

From May 13-15, 2024, Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s third conference on the Black sacred arts will convene scholars and artists in New Haven, CT to explore connections between the Black sacred arts, ecology, and environmental concerns. Keynote speakers will include Tracey Hucks(link is external), the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Africana Religious Studies at Harvard Divinity School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Dianne M. Stewart(link is external), the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Emory University. The conference will highlight research and practice from multi-religious perspectives and disparate geographies in the Black Atlantic that consider links between expressive cultures and topics such as climate change, the biodiversity crisis, the human and more-than-human nexus, extractive capitalism in Africa and its diaspora, and links between ecology and ritual material culture. We aim to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about entanglements between the Black sacred arts, ecology, and environmental issues via sonic, visual, and other sensoria that cut across religious, geographic, or other social categories throughout the Black Atlantic and beyond. For more information and registration