(Check out the current Resources for Certification)
FREE Webinar - Writing Effective Ordinances: It's All About the Bags
Monday, October 22, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Want to reduce marine debris? Hate litter? Wish everyone would bring a reusable bag from home? Want to create an incentive for folks to not use single-use bags? Want more plastic bags and film to be recycled? Wish all bags had recycled-content in them? Once you have an idea of why you want an ordinance, how do you get the message out and others to join you?
Please join us to learn more about how to write effective ordinance language to help you meet your goals and how to engage your neighbors in passing a local ordinance.
Jennie Romer, Esq.
Liz Milwe, In The Bag
Jeanine Behr Getz, BYO Greenwich
Sherill Baldwin, CT DEEP
Environmental and Land Use Issues Legislative and Regulatory Update
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Aqua Turf, Southington CT
COST's 2018 Legislative & Regulatory Update will provide mayors, selectmen, town managers and municipal officials with the opportunity to learn about new state laws affecting municipalities. Sustainable CT will be an exhibitor.
Speakers will include high ranking public officials and policy experts on a wide range of topics of interest to municipal officials, including:
- An overview of new Zoning and Land Use laws;
- DEEP's MS4 Storm water General Permit
- Storm water Management Resources Available to Towns
- CT's Land Banking Law - Helping Towns Address Brownfields
- CT's new Climate Change Law - and how it will impact local planning
- Building Municipal Resilience and Climate Adaptation
The CT Trails Symposium
Thursday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Campus of Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
The Symposium will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in partnership with and held on the East Hartford Campus of Goodwin College from 9am-3pm. Trails have become a new type of Town Green, a place where all members of our communities can gather, recreate, relax and even commute or travel together.
This year, sessions are offered that focus on how trails can connect our communities, integrate people and help your town thrive.
CCM Annual Convention
Tuesday, October 30
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket CT
Each fall, more than 1,000 attendees, including local government leaders from across the state and companies providing the best in products and services to towns and cities, gather together for two days of informative workshops, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities.
Sustainable CT certified towns will receive recognition at the luncheon.
Time for 100%: Working Together for 100% Renewable Energy in Connecticut
Thursday, November 8, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
224 EcoSpace, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE) will host a forum on transitioning to 100% renewable energy with the foremost scientific expert in the country on the topic as well as a panel of local experts. Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson has written extensively about transitioning society to 100% energy from renewable sources: wind, water and solar. PACE will honor Prof. Jacobson with the Judi Friedman Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking research that show the way to a clean energy future.
Register and Learn More
Following Mark Jacobson’s keynote address, the focus will turn to Connecticut with a panel of local experts including:
- Claire Coleman, CT Fund for the Environment
- Katie Dykes, Chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
- John Humphries, Founder of CT Roundtable for Climate and Jobs and
- Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
2018 Multimodal and Transit Summit
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Transport Hartford Academy is working with the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association and the CT Department of Transportation to plan a Multimodal and Transit Summit. The Summit is co-hosted by UConn and several participating UConn departments. This summit includes topics for both transportation and development professionals, combined with an evening program for residents, citizen advocates, and intersectional topics. Planners will be able to receive professional CM credits for attending.
The summit includes an exciting keynote luncheon and the evening social mixer with individual registration and many sponsorship levels. Food and camaraderie is the cornerstone of a successful professional and community event.