Subject: Major news: FACE OF CONNECTICUT events and Cradle-to-Cradle author
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:10:31 -0400


NOVEMBER 1ST, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

South Congregational Church, Stanley Room
Address: 277 Main Street, Hartford

The Face of Connecticut Campaign is an alliance of over 50 organizations calling for the state to significantly increase and coordinate its investments in natural and agricultural lands conservation, historic preservation and community redevelopment.  Members of Keep the Woods were present at the signing of the Face of Connecticut bill earlier this year, and Keep the Woods is a coalition member.  

FOC continues with a KICK-OFF meeting for the next year of grassroots work.  The goal is a broad-based effort reflecting the State’s commitment to invest in preserving Connecticut’s distinctive landscapes, historic villages and urban centers by receiving and disbursing funds in support of responsible growth and the safeguarding of our natural and manmade landscapes and historic assets.  An ad-hoc steering committee has met twice a month since June. On November 1st, they'd like to share progress and discuss next steps for the upcoming campaign for 2008 legislative session.

Join David Sutherland, The Nature Conservancy; Helen Higgins, CT Trust for Historic Preservation; Jiff Martin, Working Lands Alliance/American Farmland Trust; Melissa Spear, Trust for Public Land; Lori Brown, CT League of Conservation Voters and others.  Directions:

FACE OF CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE - 1000 Friends of Connecticut’s First Annual Statewide Smart Growth Conference

Wednesday November 14, 2007                                                                                                               

8:30am – 4:00pm                                                                                        

Southern Connecticut State University                                                              

New Haven, Connecticut


"THE FACE OF CONNECTICUT"                                                                                                                  

Commissioner Gina McCarthy: Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

David Sutherland: Director of Government Relations - The Nature Conservancy


Register Online now @


(and a reminder:  Heidi Green, 1000 Friends of CT TONIGHT, 7PM, Boy Scout Hall in Simsbury).



Don’t Miss:  Renowned Environmental Speaker!


William McDonough, author of the bestseller “Cradle to Cradle”, winner of three U.S. Presidential Awards and Time magazine “Hero for the Planet” will speak at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford this Friday, November 2, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Free!!

See a flyer:  and the KO website about this event:




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