paddle bridgeThe Jonah Center for Earth and Art inspires and organizes the wider “environmental community” in the greater Middletown, Connecticut area to improve the quality of life for all residents – human and non-human.  We bring together key nonprofit and public organizations (especially the City of Middletown, Wesleyan University, Middlesex Community College, Middletown Public Schools, the Town of Portland, and other environmental nonprofits) to collaborate for the common good.  Our major activities to date are: protecting waterways such as the Coginchaug River and Floating Meadows, planning and advocacy to make our communities more bike and pedestrian-friendly; promoting state-sponsored energy efficiency programs; preserving open space and trees; improving parks and other public spaces, and using artistic expression to connect people to the natural environment.