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Sustainable CT Workshop Series

June 14, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

September 13, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

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, 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.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Green & Healthy Homes Project Update Lunch & Learn

June 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lyceum

227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Green Bank and Operation Fuel are hosting a series of lunch & learns to promote energy efficiency resources available to low to moderate income households throughout our state.

This lunch and learn will provide an update on the Connecticut Green & Healthy Homes Project.

The Connecticut Green & Healthy Homes Project is designed to explore safer and more energy efficient housing as a platform for improved health outcomes through comprehensive, evidence based home interventions. These interventions will seek to generate substantial medical and energy cost savings through improved health outcomes related to asthma, lead poisoning, and household injury along with reductions in energy consumption. The goals of the project are to quantify the degree to which comprehensive housing interventions can cost-effectively produce healthier housing, and can result in energy and healthcare cost savings. The project looks to invest in housing interventions for low- and moderate-income families, and unlock sustainable funding from the health sector to fill the existing gap in resources for green and healthy homes across the state.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

June 2019 Data Basics (Wallingford)

June 20, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wallingford Public Library

200 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492

This is the CTData Academy's introductory session designed to expand data literacy. Participants come away with a greater understanding of data collection and analysis and a more critical eye towards data encountered in everyday life. 

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Inaugural BioFASHIONtech Summit

June 24, 2019 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Avon Theatre Film Center

272 Bedford Street Stamford, CT 06901

bioFASHIONtech is the inaugural annual summit for ecological fashion natives -- the new generation of designers making planetary well-being not just a goal of our design (i.e., "do less harm") but the defining impulse of our creative work and framework for its production.

The summit brings together makers and thought leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, investors and retailers working at the forefront of emerging technologies for experimental textiles, new systems of community-based manufacturing, and business model innovation.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Applicant Question and Answer Sessions

June 18, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Western Council of Governments

1 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

June 25, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments

145 Old Dennison Road, Essex, CT 06426

July 09, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

125 Putnam Pike, Dayville, CT 06241

July 19, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Capitol Region Council of Governments

241 Main St. #4, Hartford, CT 06106

July 30, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

South Central Regional Council of Governments

4th Floor West, 127 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473

August 02, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Northwest Hills Council of Governments

59 Torrington Rd, Goshen, CT 06756

Sustainable CT will hold application Q & A sessions. Registration required to receive an appointment time (no walk-ins, please). Attend any session that’s most convenient. Come with your questions, and if your application is near-complete, receive an informal review, with feedback on what to fix before submitting. Sessions are open to all but with time slots prioritized for applicants submitting for 2019 certification.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Energy Efficiency Lunch & Learn: Green & Healthy Homes Project Update

June 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lyceum

227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Green Bank and Operation Fuel are hosting a series of lunch & learns to promote energy efficiency resources available to low to moderate income households throughout our state.

This lunch and learn will provide an update on the Connecticut Green & Healthy Homes Project.

The Connecticut Green & Healthy Homes Project is designed to explore safer and more energy efficient housing as a platform for improved health outcomes through comprehensive, evidence based home interventions. These interventions will seek to generate substantial medical and energy cost savings through improved health outcomes related to asthma, lead poisoning, and household injury along with reductions in energy consumption. The goals of the project are to quantify the degree to which comprehensive housing interventions can cost-effectively produce healthier housing, and can result in energy and healthcare cost savings. The project looks to invest in housing interventions for low- and moderate-income families, and unlock sustainable funding from the health sector to fill the existing gap in resources for green and healthy homes across the state.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

CTAWWA Sustainabilty Workshop

June 20, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

St. Clement's Castle

Portland, CT

This workshop will convene stakeholders from the water utility sector, health departments and local governments as well as outside experts for the purpose of examining innovative practices in water efficiency, Irrigation Smart Technologies and Developing Ordinances for small Towns.Examples of successful WaterEfficiency Measures, a road map to implementing the State Water Plan with lessons learned that some water utilities both large and small have already adopted will be presented and discussed.

Participants will gain a broader understanding of the State Water Plan on Water Conservation/Efficiency andIrrigation Smart Technology. An interactive Panel Discussion with our experts on developing Model Ordinances will take place answering questions from the audience

The workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut Section AWWA and supported by DPH,PURA, Lower River Council of Governments, CWWA, COST, DEEP, CCM, among others.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert"

June 12, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

June 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every other Wednesday at noon, we hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

June 12th Webinar Link: bit.ly/30RzQnR

June 26th Webinar Link: bit.ly/2VY5tID

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Getting started with benchmarking
  • Solutions to your unique questions

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Encouraging Smart Commuting: A Partnership with the Transportation Leaders Program

June 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. to learn more with Caitlin O’Donnell from CTrides and Alyssa Norwood from Sustainable CT to learn how towns can inspire and incentivize area employees and residents to choose alternative commuting method, access no-cost assistance to do so, and earn Sustainable CT points.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Regional Resilience Planning for Protection of Public Drinking Water

June 28, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

UConn researchers worked with the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) to integrate climate change information into water planning processes for the region.

During this webinar, Professor Christine Kirchhoff from UConn’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will highlight new statewide survey and interview results with community water system managers, overview general drinking water resiliency considerations, and describe water quality work recently completed at the regional level. John Hudak, Environmental Planning Manager at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority will then highlight the importance and implications of this regional study. 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics

July 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This webinar will provide an introduction to the newly published guide, Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics, including examples of metrics in four different themes and ways the guide can be used. Following this introduction, two food system leaders will share how they are using data and metrics to drive system change. There will be time in the webinar for questions, comments, and suggestions for related resources.

Sponsored by: Racial Equity in Food Systems Working Group (REFS)

Presenters and Respondents:

  • Kathryn Colasanti, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • Lindsey Lunsford, Tuskegee University

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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