Climate Reality May 8 at 7pm

On Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7pm, the Bethlehem Conservation Commission and the Bethlehem Library will sponsor a presentation on The Climate Reality Project. The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of individuals who have come together to work on the challenge of climate change. The Climate Reality Project is made up of cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, storytellers and concerned people who are committed to building a better future together. Vincent Brancato, who has been trained as a Climate Reality leader, will narrate the presentation and lead a discussion afterward. The presentation…continue reading →

“Dirt the Movie” Monday, May 1st at 7pm

Dirt! The Movie - A Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Winner of Best Film in Our Future from the Mendocino Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival’s Winner of Best Green Documentary - come see it this Monday, May 1 at 7pm in the Leever Room at the Bethlehem Library presented by the Conservation Commission and the Library. The program is free and popcorn provided!continue reading →

How the Changing Landscape Affects Our Local Wildlife at the Bethlehem Library April 17 at 7pm

Nora Hulton, a Connecticut Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will give a free program on "Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape" on Monday, April 17 at 7pm at the Bethlehem Library in Bethlehem CT. Landscapes are dynamic ecosystems. Connecticut’s landscape has changed through the centuries, from almost all forest in the 1600s, to cleared land by the mid-1800s. Presently, Connecticut is about 60 percent forest. As the landscape changed in Connecticut so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of…continue reading →

Recycling Authority no longer Reimbursing town for materials

August 9th, 2016 The Board of Selectmen received notice from the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority that the town will no longer get reimbursement for recycling materials.  First Selectman said the town used to get $5/ton of recycling material, such as residential plastics and papers, but the town won't stand to lose a lot of money.  He said it's still better to recycle, because the town pays to haul away trash, and if no one recycled and and put all those items into their household trash, then it would be more expensive to…continue reading →