DEEP: 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

40th Anniversary of Earth Day - April 22, 2010

In the four decades since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, Connecticut has made great progress in cleaning up our air, water and lands, preserving open space and protecting wildlife. 

DEP Video Production - Earth Day 40: Connecticut's Environment Past, Present and Future

Video of Earth Day Celebration held on April 22, 2010 at the State Capitol
(NOTE:  Video captioning and/or transcripts are not available for the Earth Day Celebration videos)

Connecticut's 40 Year Environmental Report Card   Barbara C. Wagner, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality

Panel Discussions

Why Go Green: How Sustainable Practices Benefit Business, Homeowners and Us All  Moderator: Bob Wilson, WTNH-TV

  • Bill Duesing, Executive Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut
  • Jack Hoscheit, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Aptar Group
  • Michael Trolle, BPC Green Builders LLC
  • Paul J. Vitello, Director, Environmental Sustainability, United Technologies Corporation

Making Room for Everyone and Everything: The Intersection of Landuse, Wildlife and Natural Resources  Moderator: Steve Grant, freelance environmental journalist and former outdoor reporter, The Hartford Courant

  • Cory Chadwick, Geospatial Educator, Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
  • Jenny Dickson, Supervising Wildlife Biologist, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
  • Adam Whelchel, Director, Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy Connecticut Chapter

Major Issues of the Next 10 Years: What are the Challenges as We Head to Earth Day 50?   Moderator: Duby McDowell, Duby McDowell Communications and former reporter, WFSB-TV

  • The Hon. William Finch, Mayor, Bridgeport
  • Stewart J. Hudson, President, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
  • Mark Mitchell, M.D., President, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
  • John Warner, President, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry