Register for Rock to Rock 2019
7:30 AM07:30

Register for Rock to Rock 2019

Ride for Environmental Awareness on April 27!


We are proud to participate in this year’s Rock to Rock Earth Day Bike Ride, and hope you will consider joining us!  Register today to ride or volunteer and show your support for CCE.

The event begins at Common Ground High School at the base of West Rock and ends at College Woods at the base of East Rock. Check out the annual Green Fair at East Rock Park and learn about important environmental and sustainability issues, listen to live music by local CT musicians and sample great food before or after the ride. Most importantly, come out and show your support for some great local environmental groups!

Rider information:

Riders can  choose from 5 different routes:

  • Family-friendly 5-mile route/parade

  • 12-mile route featuring new bike infrastructure around New Haven

  • Scenic 20-mile, 40-mile, and metric century routes

Top riders and fundraisers can win fantastic prizes so register today. For more information, go to Want to show your support cannot ride with the team? Stop by our team page and make a donation towards our teams fundraising goal. Thank you for joining us!

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1:00 PM13:00

Public Forum: Save the Western Bays

Join us for critical updates on:

  • Efforts to restore the Western Bays water quality

  • Upgrades to the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility (Formerly Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant)

  • NYS DEC and Nassau County Sewage Diversion Plan

Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Operation SPLASH and The Nature Conservancy are hosting a community forum on restoring our Western Bays.  The forum will review the scientific need for diverting sewage from the Western Bays, update residents on the proposal to connect the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility and Long Beach Sewage Treatment Plant to an existing ocean outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant, and provide an overview of upgrades that have been made to South Shore WRF.

When:   Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Operation SPLASH Office, 202 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, NY

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Larry Swanson, Stony Brook University

  • Jim Tierney, Deputy Commissioner for Water, NYS DEC

  • Sue McCormick, NYS DEC

  • Brian Schneider, Deputy County Executive for Parks and Public Works, Nassau County

  • Sunil Mehta & Alan Weland, Suez


The Western Bays are dying.  The science has been very clear— treated sewage effluent entering into Reynolds Channel is choking our bays.  For over a decade, we advocated for significant upgrades to the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and  to divert the treated sewage to the ocean instead of the bay. New York State DEC and Nassau County are advancing a monumental project that will use an aqueduct under Sunrise Highway to connect the SSWRF and Long Beach Sewage Treatment Plant to an existing outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. This plan can save money and time—a win for the Western Bays and the public.

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7:00 PM19:00

Attend a Community Screening: Climate Change and the Paris Agreement


We invite you to join us for a FREE event hosted by Citizens Campaign for the Environment and sponsored by EmPower Solar.  We will be screening Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community! Watch the trailer here.

Space is limited, so pre-registration required

Light refreshments will be served. A short discussion with Q+A will follow the film. CCE and EmPower Solar will discuss climate change on the local level with action items you can take at home, including making the switch to clean energy!

Where: Bellmore Playhouse 525 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710

When:  Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM

Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you there!


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9:30 AM09:30

SSER Estuary Day

Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30am-2:00pm, to kick off National Estuaries Week and celebrate the beauty and natural resources Long Island's estuaries offer. A variety of family-friendly activities will be going on throughout the day including education lectures for adults, workshops, hikes, crafts, and a beach cleanup at the Town of Islip beach at the end of S. Bay Avenue.

All children under the age on 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For questions email

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10:00 AM10:00

Friday CT Recyclers Coalition Annual Meeting

CRC would like you to join them for the 2018 Annual Business Meeting, featuring the first First Annual Outstanding CTRecyclers Awards (visit link above to nominate your candidates quickly and easily online) and a keynote panel on the state of the recycling markets, featuring Cole Rosengren, Senior Reporter at WasteDive, and Mallory Szczepanski, editorial director at Waste360.

These veteran reporters will tell us about what other states are doing to adapt to the new normal, post-China's "Green Sword" restrictions. 

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10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Paying Homage: Soil and Site Environmental Summit

  • Yale University Art Gallery, Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to a symposium and art exhibition during this free, full-day interdisciplinary summit to promote dialogue on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, the arts, and community identity. The program will assemble scholars, activists, educators, and civic leaders working on environmental justice issues to explore the politics of our basic environmental needs and the consequences of historical environmental racism on our local communities, as well as the role of the land itself as a lasting monument to these injustices and others. CCE will participate in a panel discussion about water protection, featuring apprentice artist Robert Lugo. The event is cosponsored by Artspace and the Yale University Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.    

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