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New Haven Green Drinks at Kofffee?

March 15, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
The March Green Drinks event (6-8pm, at Koffee?, 104 Audubon Street, New Haven)  will focus on Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride and the new One Community Bike Drive led by Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op. The Bike Drive will collect bikes that the Co-op will repair and then turn over to neighborhoods and organizations working with immigrants and refugees (like IRIS). Twenty percent of all sales, Koffee?…See More
Mar 8
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March for Jobs, Justice and a Livable Earth! at State Capitol

December 3, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Join 350 CT and the Sierra Club for an rally & march at 12:00 noon in Hartford, CT to pressure our lawmakers to address climate change and environmental racism by transitioning to community controlled renewable energy. Many social justice organizations have  endorsed the event and if you would like to add your organizations please contact us. The demands are listed below:No to Uncontrollable Warming!Emergency Transition to to 100%…See More
Oct 31, 2016
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CT Folk Festival and Green Expo at Edgerton Park

September 10, 2016 from 11am to 10pm
CT Folk Festival / Green Expo features upcoming and well-recognized musicians, including Susan Werner (with special guest Trina Hamlin), Ryan Montbleau and Spuyten Duyvil. Largest Green Expo in CT showcases environmentally-friendly artisans, vendors, community resources, and kids activities. 11 a.m. - 10p.m. September 10, Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street, New Haven, FREE. Sierra Nevada is sponsoring the beer and wine garden, and numerous food…See More
Aug 22, 2016
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Bhangra Climate Extravaganza at BAR

July 27, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
The Globe is Heating Up. But, We Can Dance Our Way to Climate Justice! Join Us for theBhangra Climate Extravaganzaat BAR 254 Crown Street, New Haven on Wednesday,  July 27, from 6pm-8 pm!NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Bhangra is a dance that originates from India and Pakistan to celebrate the success of a bountiful harvest!FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DANCE GO TO: More
Jul 25, 2016
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Bhangra Climate Extravaganza at BAR

July 27, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
The Globe is Heating Up. But, We Can Dance Our Way to Climate Justice! Join Us for theBhangra Climate Extravaganzaat BAR 254 Crown Street, New Haven on Wednesday,  July 27, from 6pm-8 pm!NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Bhangra is a dance that originates from India and Pakistan to celebrate the success of a bountiful harvest!FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DANCE GO TO: More
Jul 19, 2016
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Beef Free Month at New Haven

April 30, 2016 from 11:30pm to 11:45pm
During May, join fellow New Haven residents and eat less beef - to help your health and the planet!Take the Beef Free Pledge! “Recognizing that beef has significant negative climate, health, and environmental impacts, I commit to living Beef Free to help create a healthier future for myself, my community, and our planet. I also commit to encouraging others to choose Beef Free"Organized by Healthy City / Healthy Climate ChallengeSee More
Apr 19, 2016
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Car Free Earth Day at New Haven

April 22, 2016 from 8am to 11pm
This Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd), goNewHavengo invites residents, organizations, and businesses to get outside the car and try out alternative healthier transportation. The Car Free Day is a chance to:- Cut down air pollution, greenhouse gases, and traffic congestion in New Haven.- Try out some of the many transportation options available in New Haven, like walking, biking, carpooling or taking the train or bus.- Get your body out for some exercise and to…See More
Apr 14, 2016
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Clean Air Run 5k at near Coogan Pavillion in Edgewood Park

May 8, 2016 from 10am to 11:45am
goNewHavengo and the New Haven Road Runners are launching the inaugural CLEAN AIR RUN on May 8, 2016! The CLEAN AIR RUN is supported by the City of New Haven Transportation, Traffic, & Parking Department and the Parks & Recreation Department.The CLEAN AIR RUN is a celebration of exercise, clean air, communities, and sustainability. Our vision is a healthy, vital New Haven. Our mission is to create a culture of ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION that powers CLEAN AIR.Registration includes:1.     A…See More
Mar 10, 2016
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Mar 4, 2016
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Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride Launch Party at Coogan Pavilion (Indoor)

February 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Launch Party: Feb 4! Join us at Coogan Pavilion from 5:30-7 for music, prizes, food, drink, and the official launch of Rock to Rock 2016! Coogan Pavilion, Edgewood ParkCorner of Whalley & West Rock AvesSee More
Jan 25, 2016
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Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride at Common Ground and East Rock Park

April 30, 2016 from 9am to 3pm
In its eight year, the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride has grown into one of the region’s largest environmental events and fundraisers.  The event itself - on Saturday, April 30th - is a day-long celebration of Earth Day and New Haven's rich environmental and cultural resources.  1500 cyclists will travel between West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way,…See More
Jan 4, 2016
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March for Climate Action/Leadership at Start at CRisculo Park by wind turbine

December 3, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
Thursday, December 3, at 3 pm, Grape Vine Point, Criscuolo ParkFair Haven March for Climate Justice -  Join us for a climate justice march around Fair Haven/New Haven where we will talk about air pollution, toxic waste, seal level rise, and the effect those impacts have on public health in the surrounding neighborhoods! Stops: Grape Vine Point, English Station, Farnam Courts, CT Department of TransportationSee More
Nov 30, 2015
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Climate Change Candlelight Vigil at NH Green

November 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6pm
Climate Change Candlelight Vigil—the kick-off event for 12 Days of Xmas—is the first of a serious of events that will happen from Sunday, November 29 to Thursday, December 10 to call for less fossil fuel use and an urgent move to clean energy in New Haven and Connecticut.Please join us for an evening event where we will be singing climate carols, hearing from a few speakers, and having a candlelight vigil for those impacted by climate change. Are you worried about losing someone/ something…See More
Nov 27, 2015
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Nov 25, 2015
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NHLSCP Storytelling Delegation Report Back at Unitarian Universalist

October 11, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
The 2015 30th Anniversary Storytelling Delegation invites you to join us for an evening of stories, games, pizza and fun.Sunday, October 11, 2015,  6-8 PM608 Whitney Avenue (Unitarian Universalist building)Hear stories of our adventures. Join us in games to bring out your stories and hear othersPizza, beer, poetry, pictures,games. Families and kids especially welcome (participation will beappropriate for ages about ten and up).See More
Oct 7, 2015
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March for Climate Action/Leadership at New Haven Green flag pole

July 23, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Call for Strong Climate Leadership by New Haven institutions..March with 60 ft fossil fuel parade dragon.See More
Jul 20, 2015

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Name of the Organization
New Haven Leon Sister City Project
Contact Person
Chris Schweitzer
Contact phone
203 562 1607
Early Childhood, Education, Advocacy
Description Interest
Get Involved! Intern in Leon. Volunteer in New Haven

Community Education in Nicaragua

The New Haven/León Sister City Project is a progressive, binational, grassroots organization that fosters a partnership between the communities of Greater New Haven, Connecticut and León, Nicaragua. Our mission is to promote social justice.

We work to form fair and respectful relationships between the people of our two cities. Through delegations and other exchanges, we strive to understand and celebrate our respective cultures.

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Join Storytelling Delegation to Nicaragua in July

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Storytelling Delegation to Leόn, Nicaragua - July 26 – Aug 2 2015

The New Haven/Leόn Sister City Project invites you to join a family oriented delegation (families with kids middle school age or older are welcome to join the group) to Leόn, Nicaragua this summer 2015. The trip is to experience the cultural and economic realities of the current Nicaraguan community through sharing stories and experiences between the generations and with members of the rural…


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At 3:37pm on January 3, 2011, Lee Cruz said…


Don't forget to post Sister City and NHEJN events.


At 1:44pm on December 30, 2010, Lee Cruz said…


Welcome to GNH Community. Glad you have joined us. Feel free to post information about any activity, event, program or service that you think will be of interest to local nonprofits or to the people they serve. You can post pictures and video too!

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