Wednesday, April 5, 2017

State Representative Matthew Lesser To Speak At Environmental Networking Event April 20

MIDDLETOWN, CT – State Representative Matthew Lesser will speak about
State Rep. Matthew Lesser
environmental issues under consideration in the current legislative session at the next Meet Your Greens environmental networking event on Thursday, April 20 at Cinder + Salt, 520 Main Street, Middletown. Presented by the Rockfall Foundation and Cinder + Salt, the free event begins at 5:30 pm and refreshments will be provided.

Representative Lesser is serving his fifth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the City of Middletown. In 2015, Speaker Sharkey appointed Rep. Lesser co-chair of the General Assembly’s Banking Committee. Lesser is also a member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee and a member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. He has been a principal author of a number of important laws, including Connecticut’s first in the nation Student Loan Bill of Rights, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing waste and a major workplace safety law later adopted as a national standard. He has been a leader on consumer protections, the environment and paid family leave.
The Rockfall Foundation is pleased to collaborate with Cinder & Salt, a sustainable clothing store and more founded by Rachel DeCavage, for this event. Cinder + Salt is a lifestyle brand guided by two core values: that eco-friendly and sustainable design can also be fresh, modern and fun, and that everything we need on this Earth already exists. Rachel and her team strive to design and create innovative, stylish and fun products out of ‘landfill destined’ clean waste and reusable materials and think outside the box to find ways of creating original designs while working with sustainably sourced materials to guide the design process. Cinder + Salt is offering a 15% discount on purchases made during the Meet Your Greens event.

Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, is a program of the Rockfall Foundation and an official location of Green Drinks International. Informal monthly gatherings offer networking for anyone interested in emerging environmental issues and keeping the Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing. All are welcome with no advanced registration necessary.
The Rockfall Foundation supports environmental education, conservation programs and planning initiatives in Middlesex County. Established in 1935, it is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations and annually awards grants to non-profits, schools and municipalities.

For additional information, please contact the Rockfall Foundation at 860-347-0340 or visit

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