Resources, News & Events

Sustainable CT Workshop Series

This workshop series, provided in collaboration with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, will provide an overview of the Sustainable CT program, the benefits to participation, and tools, resources, and funding for registered municipalities. Further, each workshop focuses on particular Sustainable CT categories.

  • Friday, April 12. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT.  We will focus on actions in Sustainable CT's Public Services and Physical Infrastructure and Operations categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities.
  • Friday, June. 14.  Stamford, CT, specific location to be determined.  We will focus on actions in Sustainable CT's Transportation and Housing categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities.
  • Friday, September 13. Location to be determined.  We will focus on actions in Sustainable CT’s Local Economies and Creative Cultural Ecosystems categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities.

These workshops are available to CCM members only and are free. Register and find additional information here 6 weeks prior to each event.

Driving Economic Value in Your Community with Green Energy

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cromwell, Connecticut

 Join the Connecticut Green Bank and:

  • Better understand C-PACE and the opportunity it can provide your municipality and building owners in your community.
  • Learn about opportunities to promote C-PACE and drive economic development.
  • Network with Green Bank staff and other municipal and economic development officials, volunteers and energy professionals  
  • See how promoting C-PACE can help your municipality meet Sustainable CT for action 1.6. Participate in and Promote C-PACE.

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CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program

The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. EPA and is intended to provide technical assistance and resources on brownfields redevelopment financing. Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and partners provide resources and expertise related to revolving loan funds, tax credits, tax increment finance and other effective financing tools.

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FREE Municipal Training: Connecticut Economic Development Association

Economic development is a critical component of any community's strategic plan. It is important that public officials across the municipal structure understand the intricacies of the local, state and global economy, and develop a strong and successful economic development foundation for their community’s future.

To help Connecticut’s public officials facilitate such efforts, a collaboration of partners – including the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), the Connecticut Main Street Center and the MetroHartford Alliance – has developed a unique municipal economic development training.

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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 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 

Visit the Sustainable CT Archives to view past Events and Resources.