Resources for Certification

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FREE Technical Support:  Assess Climate Vulnerability; Innovation Action

Sustainable CT is partnering with the Nature Conservancy to offer free Community Resilience Building Workshops to Sustainable CT communities across the state. By participating in a Community Resilience Building Workshop your city or town will satisfy the requirements for two Sustainable CT actions: Assess Climate Vulnerability and Implement Your Own Sustainability Action (for undertaking community resilience planning).

The CT Chapter of the Nature Conservancy team, in partnership with Sustainable CT staff, will facilitate a half-day work session and provide your community with all submission requirements needed to satisfy these two actions, earning your community up to 35 points.

Letters of interest due Friday, April 6, 2018.

FREE Sustainable CT Webinar: How a Housing Needs Assessment Can Help Your Town and Its Residents... and Why Failing to Do It Could Hurt

April 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This webinar will guide municipalities on how to complete the following Sustainable CT actions:

Design and Implement a Housing Needs Assessment action

Grow Sustainable and Affordable Housing Options action

Expertise will be offered by the Partnership for Strong Communities, a statewide leader in developing healthy neighborhoods and creating more affordable housing opportunities.  Completing one or more components of these actions will satisfy your municipality’s certification requirement for work in the housing category.

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FREE Training for Sustainable CT Points: Implement Complete Streets

April 10 and 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This 2-day “Designing for Pedestrian Safety” workshop will help transportation professionals improve pedestrian safety through design and engineering solutions.  Engineers, public works directors, highway supervisors, planners, legal traffic authorities and law enforcement personnel are encourage to attend. 

Normally $400 per participant, the Technology Transfer Center of the University of Connecticut is offering this training free of charge. Participants will satisfy the second requirement of the Implement Complete Streets Sustainable CT action, earning 5 points toward certification. 

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FREE Technical Support: Train Municipal Commissions

Sustainable CT is working with several partners to support municipalities in completing the Sustainable CT Action: Train Municipal Commissions. Two opportunities are available below.

  • The Land Use Academy of UConn's Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) is offering the following free training for municipal land use commission members in the spring of 2018. For more information and to register, visit the Land Use Academy website or contact Bruce Hyde at or 860.345.5229.

March 14 - Basic Legal Issues, 7:00 pm, Southington
March 21 - Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 6:00 pm, Old Saybrook
March 22 - Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 6:30 pm, Goshen
March 24 - Basic Legal Issues and Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 9:00 am, Watertown
April 11 - Basic Legal Issues, 6:30 pm, Norwich
April 25 - Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 6:30 pm, Norwich
April 30 - Basic Legal Issues, 6:30 pm, Mansfield
May 31 - Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 6:30 pm, Mansfield

  • The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, the Connecticut Economic Development Association, the Connecticut Main Street Center, and the MetroHartford Alliance developed a training entitled "Fundamentals of Economic Development." This free 90-minute course is individually tailored to specific municipalities.  To learn more and schedule a training for your municipality, please click here.  If your municipality has already participated in the training, it may be considered for points under the Sustainable CT Train Municipal Commissions Action.