Education Fund Mission
Our mission is to strengthen Connecticut’s environmental movement through education, developing and providing information on issues, and organizing networks of environmental groups to access political power in furtherance of protecting Connecticut’s natural resources.
What We Do: Voter Education
The CTLCV Education Fund works to get more conservation-minded people involved in the political process by providing the tools and information they need to make informed choices at election time. We help to build a stronger environmental presence in the State Legislature and empowering Connecticut residents to protect the environment.
How CTLCV Got Started:
By Advocates, for Advocates, for the Environment
The fire was going out by 1990s. But where was everybody?
The fire in the Connecticut legislature that produced laws to protect coastal marshes, safeguard inland wetlands, clean up the rivers, stop throwing out garbage and hazardous waste wherever was handy, save natural areas and species living there, establish agencies to protect the environment, save farmland...that fire was going out.
A dwindling few defenders, with names like Mushinsky, Stratton, Gunther and others remained in the General Assembly, but they felt beleaguered. Where were their allies? All that had been won was in danger of being lost through laws pushed through in the veiled darkness of the legislative process, without any public awareness or accountability.
That was why the League was formed. So that we could keep an eye on things. Elect more defenders of the environment. Let voters know what was going on. Give the environment a political voice that was unsafe to ignore.