Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, 2011 Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 1-4pm. The breathtaking backdrop at the Stamford Yacht Club was packed with over 300 environmentalist who attended this important 2011 annual meeting.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound honored Louise Fabrykiewicz, Nancy Seligson and the Fairfield County Community Foundation for their advocacy and environmental efforts on behalf of Long Island Sound.
Among those who were honored was Louise Fabrykiewicz 81, a retired school teacher for her visionary efforts of the group she founded called, Living Museum., that offers educational tours and programs for the New London school children at Ocean Beach Park. Fabrykiewicz said, “We try to teach children to love nature so maybe they will learn to understand and protect it.”
Nancy Seligson was honored for over 15 years for her passionate and effective leadership in protecting, preserving the health of Long Island Sound.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was the Keynote Speaker for this years event. Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council., Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper., President of Waterkeeper Alliance and clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.
The gist of Kennedy’s talk is that if we work towards adopting renewable energy options, we can avoid many of the continuing costs that derive from legacy energy sources such as coal and oil. We have a choice today, renewable energy with a bright future or fossil energy subsidized by the public.
Read any newsource, many of today’s troubles are energy related, include wars for continuing supplies, escalating fuel costs and nuclear power problems.
Coal, oil and nuclear energy costs are touted to be less costly than renewable options, but if one were to factor in the cost of middle eastern wars at 4.5 trillion and subsidies to oil companies to the tune of 750 billion, renewable energy appears to be a bargain. Even if it were to break even, the reduced risk would be worth it alone.
We are squandering our financial resources abroad and spending our proud nation’s inheritance at an alarming rate. Renewable energy provides an opportunity to retool America and make possible undreamed of opportunities.
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