A special Earth Day section of The Day newspaper featured an article by Judy Benson, communications coordinator for CT Sea Grant, titled, “Being Blue Won’t Save the Planet, So Why Not Acknowledge the Grief, then Take Action?”
Connecticut Sea Grant seeking applicants for 3 positions
CT Sea Grant is excited to share openings for three extension positions. Applicants are being sought for: extension educator-nature-based approaches to resilience; sustainable and resilient communities assistant extension educator; and Long Island Sound outreach coordinator.
LIS bi-state Sustainable and Resilient Communities Workshop
The Sustainable and Resilient Communities extension professionals held their first bi-state workshop in December 2022. Videos of the six sessions available.
CTSG receives federal funds for community resilience work
CTSG has been awarded $125,000 in federal funds for ongoing initiatives that enhance community resilience to climate change impacts. The funding will support the UConn Climate Corps program and also be used for projects on LIS habitats that protect communities from flooding and storm damage.
Issue explores offshore wind, art, forest projects & more
The Fall-Winter 2022-2023 issue of Wrack Lines is filled with articles and images telling stories around the theme of “Looking Ahead: people and projects shaping the future.”
Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program
The Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs announce a funding opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience-focused projects.
Barrett interviewed about CT forests, rising seas and climate
Listen to CT Sea Grant Coastal Habitat Specialist and UConn Extension Educator Juliana Barrett being interviewed by radio show host Wayne Norman on WILI on Nov. 9.
In New Haven, confronting realities, responses to climate crisis
About 75 New Haven residents gathered at the John S. Martinez School for an event called Climathon to learn about the global crisis of rising waters and temperatures, and how they can respond as individuals and as a community.
Workshop focuses on sustainable watershed management
In partnership with the UConn CLEAR, CT Sea Grant Extension Educator Alicia Tyson co-facilitated a hands-on workshop at the Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions’ 45th Annual Meeting & Environmental Conference.
Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies
A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.