Earth Friendly News in Connecticut

Earth Day Cleanups
Cleaner Planet Initiatives

Help Needed!!!
Opportunity to Save the Great Meadows Marsh

Audubon Hosting Earth Day Events
• Saturday, April , 23rd,
• and Sunday April 24th

All events are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Great Meadows Marsh, 700 Longbeach Blvd, Stratford. Wear rubber boots and gloves if you have them, Audubon also has a supply to lend volunteers. For further information, you may contact: Jack Matthias, Coastal Resilience Associate, Audubon Connecticut (Cell: 617-901-1069)

The Senate voted 24-11 this week to ban the use of Styrofoam containers and trays in schools and restaurants by July 1, 2024.  The bill requires that the owner or operator of a restaurant or caterer that violates the ban receive a warning for a first violation, $200 fine for a second violation, $500 fine for a third violation, and $1,000 fine for a subsequent violation. A restaurant or caterer may only be issued one violation per day.

Stratford Library will do a Zoom talk on “Pollinator Gardens” with horticultural consultant   Pamm Cooper on Sunday, May 8th at 2 p.m. The talk, on the Zoom format, is free and open to the public.

Plastics Free July: free report Rising Tides: Global Opinions on Actions to Stop Plastic Pollution in 28 Countries shares results from a global survey that saw nearly nine in 10 people supporting a UN plastic pollution treaty. Continuing to share the general public’s

expectations for action to end plastic pollution will be important moving forwards.  Go to:

https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/campaigns/un-plastic-treaty/?mc_cid=17eb8078b4&mc_eid=acb196569f

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