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Driving Economic Value in Your Community with Green Energy

May 22, 2019 - 7:45 am to 10:00 am

Red Lion Hotel

100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT

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.
Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Basic Training: Legal Requirements and Procedures, Roles and Responsibilities

April 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

City Council Chamber

111 North Main Street, Bristol

May 01, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bozrah Town Hall

1 River Rd, Bozrah

May 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Trumbull Town Hall

5866 Main Street, Trumbull

Sustainable CT is working with UConn CLEAR to support municipalities in completing the Sustainable CT Action: Train Municipal Commissions.

The Land Use Academy of UConn's Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) is offering three free training courses for municipal land use commission members.

The Basic Training consists of two workshops. Legal Requirements and Procedures, Roles and Responsibilities provides a basic understanding of legal principals and procedures that must be adhered to so that legal challenges to decisions or other actions are minimized. Fundamentals of Reading Plans helps commissioners to develop plan reading skills including understanding scale, topography, hydrology and stormwater practices. Basic Training is considered by CT OPM to be the official program for land use education for local commissioners.

If you would be interested in holding a Basic Training in your region or would like more information on where classes are currently being held, please contact Bruce Hyde at bruce.hyde@uconn.edu or call 860-345-5229.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

2019 VIBRANT MAIN STREETS Awards Celebration

June 03, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Capitol Theater

896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT

Willimantic is undergoing a 21st Century rebirth," said Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Associate Director of CMSC. "From creative entrepreneurs leading local commercial success, to efforts to recapture the Willimantic River waterfront by developing an urban waterfront and whitewater park, to myriad local anchor and cultural institutions that bring life to downtown, Willimantic boasts an authentic, unique and compact Main Street that we look forward to sharing with attendees of our VIBRANT MAIN STREETS awards celebration"

The CT Main Street Awards program was created in 2003 to recognize outstanding projects, individuals and partnerships in community efforts to bring traditional down-towns and neighborhood commercial districts back to life, socially and economically. Submissions are judged on criteria which include innovation, replication, representation, partnerships utilized, and impact. The 2019 award winners will be announced in March.

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

Sustainable CT Workshop Series

April 12, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

White Memorial Conservation Center

Litchfield, CT

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

TBD

Stamford, CT

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

TBD

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.

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

Municipal Action Success Stories in Sustainable CT's Housing and Transportation Categories

June 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Carousel Pavilion in Mill River Park

30 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06901

This workshop will provide an overview of Sustainable CT, including tools, resources, and funding for registered municipalities. We will focus on actions in the Sustainable CT's Transportation and Housing Categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities. The workshop will include a tour of Stamford's Mill River Park, one of five nationwide to be awarded the American Planning Association's Great Places in American designation.

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

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

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

Ending Family Homelessness

May 20, 2019 - 8:30 am to 11:30 am

The Lyceum

227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT

As the housing wage continues to rise in our state and the nation, many low-income families that are working to make ends meet are at risk of falling into homelessness. Many of these families are people of color seeking housing assistance through the homeless response system. Even if families do not become literally homeless, the lack of affordable housing has negative consequences for households and communities.

To create an effective system, we need to strategically target interventions that prevent families from becoming homeless and address systemic housing inequities, practices, and their effect on communities of color. This IForum will explore the interconnection between racial equity and homelessness and emerging prevention strategies to address family homelessness.

Facilitated conversation around racial equity and family homelessness by:

  • Catherine Burton, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and her team

Featured presentation by:

  • Beth Shinn, Vanderbilt University


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

NYC Food Waste Fair

May 23, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard

141 Flushing Ave, Building 77,Brooklyn, NY 11205

Calling all New York City food, beverage and hospitality professionals.

Food Waste Fair 2019 is an expo and workshop series connecting you with the resources and knowledge you need to get to zero food waste.

With hands-on workshops and skills training for chefs and hospitality business professionals, more than 70 food waste solution exhibitors and experts helping address all your “how do I?” questions—we’ll make it easier than ever to save money and embrace sustainable operations in your business.

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

Paris to Pittsburgh - Community Action Event

May 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

New England Institute of Technology

1 New England Tech Boulevard, Room S330, East Greenwich, RI 02818

The climate for change is now. We invite you to join us at the New England Institute of Technology for a Community Action Event, Paris to Pittsburgh to New England. Let us explore together what states, cities, towns, and organizations are doing throughout New England when it comes to climate change: Do we accept climate change as being inevitable and begin to adapt...if so, how? Or is there still a way to reduce the impact of climate change...and if so, how?

This special event begins with a public forum made up of leaders in their respective fields from across New England. The leaders will share their perspectives and current actions. During this discussion, the audience will be encouraged to participate. Following this discussion, there will be time to network along with a special screening of the National Geographic/Bloomberg Philanthropies' film, PARIS to PITTSBURGH. Refreshments will be provided by our host, the New England Institute of Technology, and organizing partners.

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

Prefab & Passive House: A Builder's Response to Climate Change

May 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Stony Creek Brewery

5 Indian Neck Road, Branford, CT

Chris Corson, founder and Technical Director of Ecocor High Performance Building of Maine, will discuss the benefits of pre-fabricated, panelized construction in Passive House buildings and how we can use our knowledge and technical skills to address the most important imperative of our industry: building to reduce the effects of climate change.

Schedule

  • 6:00 - 6:45 Registration with lite bites, refreshments, and cash bar
  • 6:45 - 8:15 Presentation and Q&A
  • 8:15 - 9:00 Networking

Tickets
CTPH Members: $10

During checkout, enter promotional code you received for 50% off


Non-Members: $20 in advance; $30 at the door

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

Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference: Cultivating Resilient Rural CT Communitites

June 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Heartstone Farm and Winery

468 CT-87, Columbia, CT

You can learn more about this event by seeing the attached PDF.

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

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