Wesleyan’s College of the Environment invites the public to an exciting talk about the  impact of lawn chemicals and other pollutants on the endocrine systems of frogs — with obvious implications for humans. Thurs. Feb. 5, at noon.  Lunch provided at no charge  for all who attend. (Woodhead lounge is on 1st floor of Exley Science Bldg.)  RSVP to Valerie Marinelli, whose contact info can be found on the flyer here.  Sex, Drugs, & Suburbia

Snapping Turtles Need Your Voice Now!

Snapping turtle emailYou can help Connecticut’s Snapping Turtles most effectively right now. Here’s why, and how to do it.

House Bill No.5023 has been referred to the Committee on the Environment. The Proposed Bill would amend current law and protect Connecticut snapping turtles from commercial harvest. See below for a list of legislators email addresses so you can indicate to them your support for these ancient creatures who play a key role in our environment. Continue reading

Success! Environmental Planner Position Restored

After a stressful few weeks and some bewilderment, the “Questions for Directors” session of Middletown’s Common Council revealed what had gone wrong when the position of “Planner and Environmental Specialist” was de-funded last May, after the search process began but before the hiring of Michelle Ford to fill the position in November 2014. Continue reading