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Environment

This section of our website includes information, news and resources relating to the environment to help you answer your questions. What's going on? How do I find green businesses? Where do I recycle waste they won't take with the weekly trash? Is there help and ideas for conservation? How can we preserve open space in town? Where are good places to hike? How can I become more active in protecting the environment?

Click on the Grist link on the left for a weekly audio podcast of environmental news. We welcome your questions and ideas for other resources.

Reuse & Recycle

How do we dispose of our "stuff" in a safe way and without throwing it in the landfill? This section includes how to dispose of electronics, hazardous waste and finding someone who can use what you don't want anymore.

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Conservation

Tips and resources for reducing your footprint on the environment as well as eliminating a few of life's annoyances.

Also information on the CT Clean Energy Program with a scorecard updated quarterly on how your town is doing.

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» Go to Town Scorecard

Land Preservation & Hiking

Our region of the state includes a bounty of farms, forests, lakes and streams; but they are threatened by suburban sprawl and if we want to maintain our close connection with nature we must work to preserve what remains and grow our towns intelligently. This section lists many of the preservation groups in our region that preserve land. They need your support and are a great way to get involved.

These properties are also great places for hiking. Most maintain trails and some lead educational walks.

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Green Homes

How do we keep our indoor environment healthy? How do we live green? Where do we find a green professional? Resources for becoming greener.

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Other

How to become more active. Organizations and resources for reaching our government.

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