Resources for Certification

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Getting Started with Sustainable CT: Sustainability Teams, Equity and Community Engagement

Friday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

This workshop is the first of CCM's Sustainable CT workshop series and will provide an overview of the Sustainable CT program, the benefits to participation, and tools, resources, and funding for registered municipalities. We will focus on building effective Sustainability Teams and understanding and applying Sustainable CT's "Optimize for Equity" action, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified towns.

This workshop is available to CCM members only and is free.

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FREE Technical Support: Wasted Food Solutions for Businesses and Institutions

Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. CET works with municipalities as they encourage their businesses, their schools, and their community to implement wasted food diversion programs, ultimately supporting the adoption of a Sustainable CT  Food Waste Reduction Campaign.In Connecticut, CET helped reduce wasted food at a number of K-12 schools and universities by implementing technology solutions, facilitated food donation from supermarkets, and helped launched multiple composting programs.

CET’s no-cost assistance includes an overview of all appropriate solutions for reducing wasted food, and guidance to implement the solutions that make the most sense for businesses and institutions. CET’s Wasted Food Solutions program also includes Connecticut-specific resources for wasted food diversion.

Contact Center for EcoTechnology at 888-813-8552 or to arrange free technical support.

FREE Technical Support: Encourage Smart Commuting

CTrides will assist towns with implementing the Sustainable CT Encourage Smart Commuting action.  Please contact Ed Perzanowski, Director of Business Engagement and Program Services at 860.613.5864 or to arrange free technical support..

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 (CBI), 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.

The Spring 2019 Municipal Assistance Program will support entities that are eligible for federal and state brownfield assistance programs (towns, municipalities, regional planning and redevelopment agencies, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes) on various aspects of brownfield redevelopment.  Additional information on potential projects and the online application can be found here.

The deadline to respond to the RFP is November 30th, 2018.

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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 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. 

Equity Consultants:

  • Al Manna Consulting
  • Minority Inclusion Project 

FREE Technical Support: Design and Implement a Housing Needs Assessment

The Partnership for Strong Communities will assist towns with implementing the Sustainable CT Design and Implement a Housing Needs Assessment action.

Partnership staff can be contacted to assist at (860) 244-0066

Also, a webinar regarding this action is available for viewing. Check out past Webinars.

Visit the Sustainable CT Archives to view past Events.