[CT Birds] Celebrate Earth Day at the Capitol - 1 PM TODAY!
sbreslin at audubon.org
Wed Apr 22 08:22:23 EDT 2015
***THE CT GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT THE CAPITOL***
State Representative James Albis (D - East Haven) and State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) are hosting "Earth Day at the Capitol" in support of environmental stewardship bills, including SB 349 An Act Concerning Single-Use Carryout Plastic and Paper Bags and the Use of Reusable Bags and HB 5286, An Act Prohibiting the Import and Sale of Cosmetics that Contain Microbeads, various bills aimed at reducing unnecessary pesticide use and exposure in schools and public outdoor spaces. funding Parks, and protecting open space and Long Island Sound.
Local college students and environmental advocacy and conservation groups will join the Environment Committee Co-Chairs on the front steps of the State Capitol to highlight the importance of environmental conservation and protection.
LIVE BIRDS COURTESY OF AUDUBON CONNECTICUT!
A Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon will be featured at the event. Both birds were almost wiped out by pesticide overuse and, since the banning of DDT, both birds are making a comeback nationwide and here in our state. In fact, both species now nest in the City of Hartford.
TIME: 1:00 PM
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22nd
WHERE: North Steps of the State Capitol Building
*RAIN LOCATION* Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room 1C.
Hope to see you there!
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Join us May 13th for Audubon's Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit - The Wildl Life - Celebrating Dan Esty and JP Morgan Chase. For Tickets and/or to make a contribution please visit us at http://ct.audubon.org/environmental-leadership-awards-benefit
Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society with more than 10,000 members statewide, works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats using science, conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and the earth's biological diversity. Through our network of nature centers, protected wildlife sanctuaries and local volunteer Chapters, we seek to connect people to nature and inspire the next generation of conservationists.
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