Sai Rayala
Staff Reporter
Sai Rayala writes about the climate and environmental efforts in New Haven. Originally from Powell, Ohio, she is a first-year in Timothy Dwight College planning to major in History.
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Officials call on residents to improve recycling efforts

With Connecticut running out of space to dispose its waste, local and state efforts are focused on promoting recycling.

An up close of a recycling bin.
Environmental Advisory Council meets with CT DEEP representatives to discuss English Station

New Haven’s Environmental Advisory Council meets with DEEP to discuss plans for cleaning up the decades-old English Station Power Plant.

English Station rises above the Mill River on a sunny day.
The Immigrant History Initiative shines light on Asian American histories long absent from textbooks

A nonprofit started by two Yale Law School graduates hopes to educate community members on the rich histories of Asian Americans.

Rock to Rock riders raise $126K for the environment

New Haven’s annual biking race returned to an in-person format after being held virtually last year. Money raised will be put towards environmentally sustainable practices at nonprofits around the Elm City.

Bicyclists ride through a park.
Aldermanic committee moves towards electric energy by 2030

In the coming years, New Haven residents may see the Elm City growing greener.  On Tuesday night, the Board of Alders’ City Services and Environmental […]

Environmental Advisory Council discusses toxins near English Station soil

Since its 1992 closing, New Haven’s English Station has sat in a state of disrepair: a concrete bunker in a field of patchy bushes, abandoned […]

English Station rises above the Mill River on a sunny day.
Connecticut celebrates World Water Day with virtual community panel

On Monday, Connecticut celebrated World Water Day by holding a virtual event to recognize the personal connections that residents have to Connecticut’s water sources. World […]

State grant allows for extension of Mill River Trail and creation of a new green space

Residents of Fair Haven may see a new green space pop up in their neighborhood soon thanks to a recent state grant meant to develop […]

Merger between New Haven Land Trust, New Haven Farms leads to new programming benefits

As Gather New Haven enters its second year, the New Haven environmental nonprofit organization has focused on creating partnerships between its programs and expanding its […]

New Haven Land Trust volunteers pose for a photo in a greenhouse pre-pandemic.
CT signs MOU with other states on clean transportation

Connecticut is poised to implement a new initiative to lower the amount of carbon pollution emitted by the transportation sector. In December, Gov. Ned Lamont […]

An up close of a Tesla charging
Earth Day cycling fundraiser and celebration to resume in person

After the pandemic forced the Elm City to hold its annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in an entirely online format last year, residents […]

A group of people attend the outdoor Saturday, Mar. 6 kickoff event for the Rock to Rock bike ride.