Certification Overview


2018 Bronze Certification Requirements

Complete at least 1 action in each of the 9 categories. 

Successfully complete actions totaling 200 or more points.


2018 Silver Certification Requirements

Complete at least 1 action in each of the 9 categories.

Successfully complete actions totaling 400 or more points.


Note: Actions, points, and certification point thresholds are for 2018 and may change for future certification cycles.

Certification of your Municipality

  • Register your community for Sustainable CT. 
  • After you register your community, begin work on Sustainable CT actions, and apply for certification in any year your municipality is ready. Certification lasts for 3 years. For example, for communities certified in 2018, submission lasts until December 31, 2021.
  • You must complete one action from each of the nine action categories to receive either Bronze or Silver certification. Many Sustainable CT actions have variable points, which means there are several ways to complete the action. All you need to do is achieve one of the designated point levels listed for that action to consider it complete. Of course, the more you do, the more points you earn.

  • Key dates for the 2018 certificate cycle are below. For submission dates, materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Along the way, contact for assistance with completing actions and applying for certification.

    • May 1, 2018: Submission deadline to receive initial feedback on your application, whose completion may still be in progress.  This review cycle of even a partially completed application is a critical step in the 2018 certification process.

    • August 24, 2018: Final application submission deadline for 2018 certification.

    • October 16, 2018: Final decisions on certification levels by the Sustainable CT Certification Review Team.

    • October 30, 2018: Awards ceremony at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Annual Convention.