Climate and Jobs

Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs

Looking for ways to share your excitement for the planet on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the midst of this very serious health crisis? We are excited to share an Earth Week Social Media Toolkit made in collaboration with Labor Network for Sustainability. The graphics in the toolkit highlight the connections between the health crisis, labor injustice, and environmental injustice.

In the toolkit you will find graphics optimized to fit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as some sample posts to go along with them! We encourage you to share one or more of the graphics with your membership, supporters, or followers! And remember to tag us in the caption and use the hashtags: #EarthDay50, #United4Workers, #EarthDaytoMayDay, and #EarthDay2020

A List of Upcoming [Virtual] Earth Week Events!

Earth Day: Rally Online for a Green New Deal
Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

This April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. But after 50 years, the situation is even more perilous: the US & the world can’t overcome the climate crisis, environmental racism, corporate control of energy and the economy, & more. That’s why we’re coming together to RALLY ONLINE on Earth Day 2020 to demand a GREEN NEW DEAL!

You’ll hear about the role of jobs, housing, transit, and freedom from:

  • Black Lives Matter New Haven
  • Endowment Justice Coalition
  • Local 33
  • New Haven NAACP
  • RSVP

CCAG’s Day of Online Action:#InsureOurFuture NOT fossil fuels!
Thursday, April 23, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

#InsureOurFuture NOT fossil fuels! April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. virtual action targeting CT insurance companies that insure fossil fuel industries and enable them to build community- and climate-destroying pipelines and power plants. It’s part of a national mobilization.RSVP

Virtual Sunrise Climate Strike
Friday, April 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Stand with youth and other concerned citizens to demand immediate and drastic climate action! Join us online as we strike with activists across the country and globe. RSVP

IREJN’s Five Actions for Virtual Climate Action Day
Friday, April 24th

Click here to see 5 things you can do to celebrate (virtually) Earth Day, 2020.

Sustainable Transportation Webinar:
Electrification: Invest in Connecticut’s Sustainable Transportation Future

Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Transportation and Climate Initiative is a regional cap-and-invest program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. Revenue from this initiative would be reinvested to clean, equitable transit options, expanded electric vehicle rebates and charging stations, electrifying transit, as well as safe walking and biking routes in cities and connecting neighborhoods to town centers. The Transportation and Climate Initiative has the potential to be a major job creator in a post-COVID-19 world, all while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

Join us to learn more about CT’s sustainable transportation future and how this initiative can provide necessary funding for electrification of our school buses, public transportation, electric vehicles, and EV charging stations. RSVP

Published by Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration

Started in 1998, Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration has been an annual town-wide event bringing the community together to share and learn and celebrate all the natural resources we have in Fairfield and how we protect and value them.

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