Happy New Year! The Connecticut General Assembly opened for the “long session” on January 4. In a long session, legislators negotiate the budget and do not limit what types of bills can be introduced (compared to the short session, which is typically limited to budgetary and financial issues). This year’s session ends June 7. AsContinue reading “CFSA’s Guide to the 2023 Connecticut Legislative Session”
Connecticut’s 2022 Legislative Session started on Wednesday, February 9, beginning a short session that concludes on May 4. Last year the legislature convened a long session in order to create and approve a budget. However, the 2021 session proved to be extra long to accommodate special sessions. While last year’s session was fully virtual includingContinue reading “Track Bills with CFSA”
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Connecticut Food System Alliance (CFSA) hosted the final session of this year’s virtual summit, Growing Together. This session, What’s Next?, was an open dialogue between CFSA steering committee members and event attendees to reflect on the three previous sessions of the summit and look at the next steps CFSA canContinue reading “What’s Next?”
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Connecticut Food System Alliance (CFSA) hosted the third session of this year’s virtual summit, Growing Together. During this session, titled Rethinking Networking, attendees engaged in activities and exercises organized by speaker Curtis Ogden, Senior Associate at the Institute for Social Change (IISC), that questioned current notions of networking. About CurtisContinue reading “Rethinking Networking”
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Connecticut Food System Alliance (CFSA) hosted the second session of this year’s virtual summit, Growing Together. This session, Growing Our State Food Plan, gave attendees the opportunity to learn from other state food system planners, offer insight into what CFSA can incorporate into Connecticut’s food action plan, and learn aboutContinue reading “Growing Our State Food Plan”
Key takeaways from Climate & Connecticut’s Food System.
The New England State Food Systems Planners Partnership (The Partnership) announces the recent hire of Sarah Axe as the New England Feeding New England (NEFNE) project manager to help increase the amount of food consumed in New England that is produced in New England to 30% by 2030. The Partnership is composed of six leadingContinue reading “Sarah Axe hired as New England Feeding New England Project Manager”
Advocacy is an umbrella term for activities intended to influence policymakers. Advocacy can take many forms: writing letters and calling legislators, testifying at public hearings, participating in public demonstrations, and educating the public, to name a few.
Connecticut’s 2021 legislative session began with an outdoor swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, January 6. However, that is the only in-person legislative event scheduled thus far. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the legislature will convene and pass bills virtually via Zoom, offering a unique opportunity for individuals across the state to voice concerns – some,Continue reading “Tips for the 2021 Legislative Session”
On Wednesday, October 7, the Connecticut Food System Alliance (CFSA) held the final session of this year’s virtual summit, Designing Resilience for Food and Farming in Connecticut: A Virtual Series to Collectively Shape the Future of Growing & Eating in Our State. This session, Actionable Steps Toward the Future of Sustainable, Resilient Food & Farming,Continue reading “Actionable Steps Toward the Future of Sustainable, Resilient Food & Farming”