Willimantic/Windham NAACP Environmental Justice Committee

At A Glance


Kate Donnelly


Hampton, Connecticut

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Environmental Health

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Our Purpose

The Connecticut Energy Network began meeting in 2007. Many towns in CT were establishing city/town energy committees at that time and Clean Water Action brought us together via a listserve to share information. This listserve turned into an informal network with meetings, energy gatherings, and actions. Our work centered around the programs being offered by government agencies and utilities to further energy conservation and renewable energy in our communities. We've grown into a network of hundreds of local Energy Task Forces, Committees, Commissions as well as sustainability teams and individuals who work work on behalf of CT's cities and towns for sustainable energy performance and the inherant benefits to health. We provide a support system for clean energy and sustainability innovation in Connecticut’s communities. We learn from each other and are happy to share our ideas, successes and failures.  We provide educational opportunites that are open to all.  The network organizes actions supporting efficiency and renewables as well as opposing fossil fuels development and environmental racism.The CT Energy Network, managed by Clean Water Action’s CT field office, coordinates the efforts to implement 21st century energy technology, programs and policies with dynamic local expertise, to help manage energy demand and to protect our environment for future generations.