Earth knows how to heal herself, if we just let her.
She knows how her worms can turn newspaper into black soil. She knows how her trees make a canopy of shade, bring oxygen to the ones that breathe it in exchange for carbon. She knows how leaves that fall fertilize the ground beneath if we just let them. She knows how her tender grass has the strength to crumble concrete. She knows the heat of her Sun could warm every home, If we just let it. She knows the power of her wind could accomplish multiple tasks If we would harness it. All with no harm to her. All with no harm to us.
If we don’t remove the poisons, reduce the carbon and let her heal, If we don’t face the fact that there are way too many of us, using way too many resources, way too fast,
If we don’t start following her lead;
She will shake us all off like a giant Mare shooing away flies
CTLCV is tracking for our 2016 legislative scorecard
For sixteen years, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has helped elect pro-environment lawmakers and hold them accountable for passing legislation to protect health, communities and the environment. The CTLCV publishes the annual Connecticut Environmental Scorecard which rates the actions of every state legislator on the state’s environmental priorities each year. The 2016 Scorecard is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's internet website.
Find out how your Connecticut General Assembly members voted on the environmental issues that matter to you!
Many bills and funding priorities this session will greatly affect how our state protects the environment.CTLCV has created an "Environmental Watchlist" of bills we are tracking this session at the Connecticut General Assembly.Sign up to receive information as the session progresses by clicking the Get Action Alertsbutton on this page. Read background informationand CTLCV's testimony on key issues.
Sign up to receive environmental action alerts from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. You’ll receive emails when there is an urgent action you can take on an environmental issue specific to your district, enabling you to call or email your state senator or representative about issues close to home. We’ll also keep you up to date with CTLCV events across the state.
Here are several questions for reflection to consider as you move forward.
What do you care most about now? Why do you care about taking action? Take a moment to clarify for yourself. Consider writing it down.
What steps are you taking daily, weekly and monthly to show your support for the issues that matter most? Identify at least one action you can take.
How do you stay inspired, even in light of discouraging news? What practices can you weave into your life that will help you to maintain your energy and commitment?
What actions will you commit to in the next month that will move you toward your goals? Clarify. Invite others to join you.
Whatever you do after Earth Day and the marches, find ways to stay involved and engaged! As naturalist and writer Wendell Berry says, “The Earth is what we all have in common.” Let’s do our part to be the change we wish to see.
Behavior Change for Sustainability: Northwest Earth Institute's Approach! Just published this month, in our new white paper NWEI's Director of Learning Lacy Cagle and curriculum designer Dr. Veronica Hotton explore how even though many people claim to care about environmental issues, their behavior often doesn't align with expressed environmental values. Behavior change research shows that making small changes or trying on new habits like participants do in NWEI's Discussion Courses and EcoChallenge can have a cascading effect on other habits and routines in your life.