25 Facts About the First Earth Day and 25 Ways You Can Celebrate

“Climate Action” is the theme of Earth Day 2020, but first, let’s hop in our time machines to see what the very first Earth Day was like. What was the catalyst for Earth Day? Who came up with it? What did people do to mark it throughout Connecticut? 25 Facts About Earth Day: The first …

Movie Mondays: Chasing Coral

Watching time tick away while you click through YouTube clips? Why not watch something inspirational? This week Netflix has made Chasing Coral available for free on YouTube. Visit coral reefs around the world to engage with incredible animals and the amazing ways they are fighting for survival against climate change. Chasing Coral not only details …

Shopping to Support Sustainability

In the midst of climate change, a growing plastic pollution crisis, and depleting natural resources, it seems like an obvious decision to rethink our consumption habits. While it’s unlikely that we quit shopping altogether, we can support companies whose values align with our own, and choose products that are gentler on the planet. Did you …

Connecticut Science Center: Decade of Dedication to the Planet

With its Green Mission and eye toward innovation, the Science Center “didn’t just stop with the LEED certification” awarded in 2010, says Cherie Sweeney, Vice President of Operations. As technology advances, creating opportunities for energy savings, there are adjustments to make — like changing light bulbs. Multiple different types of inefficient light fixtures were retrofitted …