The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters held its Annual Environmental Summit at Trinity College in January. CLCV has been hosting this event for 20 years. It was a sign of the times that this year’s summit drew a standing room only crowd of over 330 attendees, bringing together state officials, 30 state legislators, representatives from NGO’s such as Sierra Club and Save the Sound, local officials, and a host of concerned citizens from all over the state.
The summit panels addressed a wide range of environmental issues that will either be coming up in the legislature or should be — including toxins and pollutants in our health stream, climate change, conservation, and transportation initiatives. One of the most useful takeaways included position papers given to every attendee — which explained the issues, suggested solutions, and included contact info for people to get involved.