Building Equitable Communities with the Sustainable CT Framework

Equitable communities recognize the intrinsic value of each member and the need to connect with everyone, regardless of a person’s race, gender, age, economic status, religious affiliation, or sexual identity.

Sustainable CT believes that our communities can thrive and truly be sustainable only when social equity is achieved; that people’s race, gender, zip code, etc. do not dictate their life outcome.

To build communities that embrace equity, Sustainable CT cities and towns will create a table at which diverse relationships are welcomed and valued, where decisions are made collectively, and where success is measured by the variety of perspectives and experiences represented.

For frequently asked questions on our equity requirement, click HERE.

Sustainable CT Actions: Embracing Equity

Sustainable CT Equity Supports: Help for Your Community

Sustainable CT Equity Connections

October 6, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
December 05, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 1, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join Sustainable CT Equity Coaches for “Equity Connections” – regular opportunities to share your questions about equity actions, challenges, successes, or just listen to the conversation, and get ideas on how to approach or deepen your equity work. Municipal officials, staff, and Sustainability Team members are welcome to join the Sustainable CT team for these new bi-monthly virtual sharing sessions. Register in advance.

Equity Toolkit:

We walk you and your community through this step-by-step, inclusive process of engagement and co-creation. Watch a short video to hear from municipal representatives about their experience using our Equity Toolkit.

Equity Coaching: 

Communities may work one-on-one with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach at no cost. Watch a short video to learn more about the Equity Coaching experience.

Your coaching sessions can be conducted a variety of ways – through phone calls, remotely, or in-person. You will work with your Equity Coach to schedule meetings that are mutually convenient.

Working with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach will help your community achieve the goals of optimizing for equity:

  • Broaden community connections and work together.
  • Value all voices and include the interests of all members of the community in decision making.
  • Create a community where all can thrive and where race, gender, age, economic status, religious affiliation or sexual identity do not determine opportunities or predict outcomes.
  • Recognize and embrace the strengths that all community members bring to our cities and towns.

CT Town Equity Reports 

Reports are available featuring disaggregated Connecticut town data on social and economic well-being and equity.

Equity Trainings

Registration for the 2023 Sustainable CT virtual equity workshop series has concluded. Thank you to all who participated! We anticipate offering equity training throughout 2024. Information on the upcoming Sustainable CT equity training schedule will be posted to this page, as well as and our Trainings and Events calendar at a later date. Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.


Can’t attend one of our Sustainable CT Equity Training series? We encourage you to watch this pre-recorded equity training on your own or with your sustainability team. Viewing this recording is not eligible for certification points, but watching this training can provide a solid base of understanding from which to begin your work.

We are grateful to the following supporters of Sustainable CT equity work.