January 2019

Happy New Year! 
Are you ready for a great 2019, because we are! Expect more of your favorite programs, like Seafood Soiree and The Elements film series, plus:

- Expanded Repair Cafes

- Regular hike outings

- July 4th Fireworks Party

- Summer BBQ


It all kicks off in January with All Things Green, Meet Your Greens, and another round of Eco-boardgame Night.
In This Issue
All Things Green
January 10th
For this month's episode of All Things Green on iCRV Radio, Rockfall's Executive Director, Tony Marino, will be interviewing Jennifer Kleindienst, Sustainability Director at Wesleyan University. Jen will share successes and challenges of promoting sustainability on campus, including student engagement, composting, promoting reusables, and integrating sustainability into the curriculum.

Listen live January 10th, 4 to 4:30pm online at iCRV Radio, or stream the replay anytime afterwards at All Things Green.
Meet Your Greens
January 17th
Our first networking event of 2019 will be held at Perk on Main, 386 Main St. Middletown. Maria Madsen will be joining Perk on Main owner, Katie Hughes-Nelson, to talk about the importance of  eliminating single use plastic bags and a local initiative to ban them. Join us for socializing and a brief talk, January 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

For those of you not familiar with Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, this monthly event provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing. An official location of Green Drinks International, this informal monthly gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. All are welcome and there is no admission fee, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please visit our website.
Eco-boardgame Night
January 25th

There are lots of great eco-themed boardgames out there. On Friday January 25th, we'll take over the large meeting room at the deKoven House and turn it over to gaming! Drinks and snacks will be served.  Try to save the world, green your power supply, grow some trees, or just make some risque green jokes.
Growing Cities Film Screening
February 4th at 7pm
Wesleyan's Powell Family Cinema
The next film in the 2018-2019 season of The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series is Growing Cities.  This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.
Meet Our Grantees:
Middletown Public School
Students of Middletown Public Schools' Woodrow Wilson and Keigwin Middle Schools are exploring human impact on water and soil, and determining how to mitigate these effects. Stewards of the Earth employs the use of a community garden project, that serves the local school community, to apply the knowledge the students have gained regarding the role of clean water and rich soil in healthy food, and the role humans play in sustainability. 
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