141st District 2016

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Regional Convening for Sustainable Development

Join Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut for the first annual Regional Convening for Sustainable Development (RCSD). Thought leaders from around the world will discuss wide-ranging strategies for sustainable development, with regional case studies demonstrating how some of those strategies have been implemented locally. Learn how we can come together to make Connecticut a leader in community-driven sustainable development.  

Convening Schedule:

9:00 am

Welcome: Adam Thatcher, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Operations, and Daphne Dixon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Live Green Connecticut

9:15 am

Video message from Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Introduction: Dr. David L. Downie, Fairfield University

9:35 am

Keynote Address: Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office
Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Academy and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

10:05 am

Panel 1: “Building Sustainability Into Our Cities,”; Introduction: Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman, New Canaan

10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am

Catherine Smith, State of Connecticut Economic and Community Development
Introduction: Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Conservation Biologist at Columbia University

11:15 am

Panel 2: “The Condition of CT’s Sustainable Development Infrastructure”

11:40 am

Panel 3: “The Critical Role Businesses Play in Sustainable Development”

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 pm & 3 pm

Breakout Sessions 1 and 2: Regional and Community Sustainable Development Presentations

4:20 pm

Closing Remarks

4:45 – 6 pm

Networking Reception
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Letter: State Rep Candidate Randy Klein Thanks Supporters, Residents

Randy Klein 3-28-16
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It was a privilege to run as a candidate for state representative for the 141st District. I’d like to thank all of you who supported my candidacy, whether you wrote a letter, hosted a lawn sign, made phone calls on my behalf or voted for me. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letters to the Editor on the Klein/Wood Contest for State Representative

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Darienite.com accepts letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently were sent regarding the election in the 141st state House of Representatives district: (more…) Continue Reading →

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More Letters to the Editor on the Klein/Wood Race for State Representative

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Letters to the Editor on Wood vs Klein in Race for 141st State Rep District

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Darienite.com will accept letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently came in: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Randy Klein Understands the Education Aid Challenges Facing Darien

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As a former teacher and guidance counselor at Darien High School, I’ve had the privilege of working with many Darien students. We are fortunate to live in a community that places a high value on the education of our children.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Commentary: State Rep Candidate Randy Klein Says Accountability, Funding Support Needed for Schools

Randy Klein 3-28-16
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By RANDY KLEIN
When my wife Evonne and I moved to Darien almost 30 years ago, we chose our town because it was a vibrant community with excellent schools for our growing family. To this day the performance of our schools remains one of Darien’s most valuable assets and continues to attract new families. (more…) Continue Reading →

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