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May 2019 Open Data Call

May 21, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Once monthly, the CT Data Collaborative will convene data users and producers from across the state to discuss their work in progress and to share new information and resources. We will use the time to share what's new at the CT Data Collaborative and field questions from call participants. If you have a specific question or want to contribute to the call, please contact Sarah Eisele-Dyrli at sarah@ctdata.org.sarah@ctdata.org

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Expanding Community Composting in Connecticut

May 22, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join to learn more about Community Composting and how this type of program might work in your town.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance calls for a diverse composting infrastructure that includes backyards, schools, community gardens, and farms. Community composting operations are faster and less expensive to build out than larger facilities. They also generally do not require the same level of permitting and regulation. By supporting well-managed community-oriented composting sites that employ best management practices, individuals and local officials can take immediate action to fight climate change, reduce food waste, and improve their soils. 


  • Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  • Domingo Medina, Peels & Wheels Composting
  • Sherill Baldwin, CT DEEP

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Addressing Climate Change through Resilient Development

May 28, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Connecticut’s coastal and inland communities are experiencing climate change impacts on infrastructure, real estate values, human health, and the environment. As communities across the state begin planning for these anticipated changes, economic developers and land use planners must have a better understanding of ways to address them and guide developers to responsible and sustainable construction projects.

This webinar will explore the effects of climate change on sea level rise projections for Connecticut as well as the impact of increased flooding on critical infrastructure, transportation, and housing. Our speakers will also describe resilient design strategies for new development and provide examples from their work on the ground in communities throughout the northeast.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The anticipated impact of climate change on infrastructure, transportation, and housing.

  • Best practices in designing new development for climate resiliency.

  • Real life examples of communities throughout the northeast that are successfully implementing resilient development projects.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Oak Mortality in Eastern CT: Information for Forest Practitioners, land managers and woodland owners

May 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Oak Mortality in Eastern CT: Information for Forest Practitioners, Land Managers and Woodland Owners

Stress factors affecting oak trees in eastern CT including drought, defoliation due to gypsy moth caterpillars, and impacts of native opportunistic pathogens have caused the deaths of oak trees on tens of thousands of woodland acres in eastern Connecticut. In some places canopy loss is severe and in many the potential success of desirable regrowth is questionable. This webinar will explain the causes of the issue, describe the degree and extent of the problem and present several potential management scenarios. Information about opportunities for technical and possible financial assistance for private woodland owners through USDA-NRCS programs will also be provided.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Strengthening Your Sustainable CT Application: Lessons Learned from Pre-Application Reviews

June 04, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This webinar will discuss lessons learned from municipalities' pre-application submission, including tips for strengthening final Sustainable CT applications (due August 30th.) This webinar is open to all municipalities applying for Sustainable CT certification, regardless of whether or not you any of your actions were reviewed for the May 2nd deadline.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

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