Scientists have been underestimating the pace of climate change. Changing climate threatens global food and water supplies. Connecticut is one of the fastest warming states. The federal administration has significantly weakened The Endangered Species Act. Animals can't adapt fast enough to climate change.
The headlines have been tough to read these days.
They make me anxious. They make me sad. They make me angry.
They also make me more determined than ever to work with you and Connecticut’s land trusts to do whatever we can to make a difference.
- Save more land and water. At least 30% by 2030 according to a recent study.
- Better protect the land we have. Plant more trees. Save more forests.
- Support local, sustainably grown food. Find a farm or CSA.
- Ramp up messaging around the climate. Communicate the importance of conserved land as a natural climate solution.
- Speak up. If not for us, then for our kids and theirs.
We can’t afford to do anything less.
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Esq.