Resources for Certification

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Free Resource for Certification: Support to Implement Sustainable CT’s "Optimize for Equity" Action

Sustainable CT registered communities are eligible to will receive up to four hours of paid consultation services from selected equity coaches to help implement the "Optimize for Equity" action in your community.

To redeem your hours, contact or 860-465-0258. Consultant support sessions (in-person, conference call, other) must be scheduled in advance and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Consulting services must be utilized by August 17, 2018.

Equity Consultants:

  • Al Manna Consulting
  • Minority Inclusion Project 

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.

May 21 - Fundamentals of Reading Plans, 6:00 pm, Fairfield
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.

FREE Technical Support: Support Redevelopment of Brownfields

The University of the Connecticut, with the support of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and an array of private partners, has created a student training program. The program, called the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative, will offer free technical support for CT towns on brownfields redevelopment projects.

Student groups, mentored by faculty and industry professionals, will assist towns with implementing the Sustainable CT Support Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites action.

Learn more and apply for the Spring 2019 project.

FREE Webinar: “Strengthening Your Sustainable CT Application: Lessons Learned from Pre-Application Reviews”

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 1:00 p.m (EST)

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This webinar will discuss lessons learned from the municipalities' optional pre-application submission, including tips for strengthening your final Sustainable CT application due August 24th. This webinar is geared toward all municipalities applying for Sustainable CT certification, regardless of whether or not you submitted a pre-application on May 1st.

Visit the Sustainable CT Archives to view past Events.