Suffield Honored with Sustainable CT Certification

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Suffield is among twenty-three Connecticut municipalities to be recognized this fall for achieving Sustainable CT certification.

Sustainable CT is a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more efficient, resilient and inclusive.

In its application for Sustainable CT certification, Suffield demonstrated significant achievements in actions in twelve sustainable impact areas, ranging from inclusive community building, thriving local economies, and clean and efficient energy use, to vibrant arts and culture, clean transportation and diverse housing. Suffield’s successfully completed actions included Inclusive Engagement, Communication and Education, noting the Inclusivity Speaker Series and Suffield Farmers Market; Install Efficient Exterior Lighting, detailing Suffield’s streetlight conversion to LEDs; and Recycle Additional Materials and Compost Organics highlighting mattress and electronics recycling programs at the Suffield landfill.

The program includes actions that help towns and cities build community connection, social equity, and long-term resilience. The program’s action roadmap and support tools are especially relevant as towns seek practices and resources to promote racial justice, respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and address climate change.

Sustainable CT is independently funded, with strong support from its three founding funders: the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Smart Seed Fund and the Common Sense Fund. Additional support is provided by the Connecticut Green Bank and a growing number of community foundations and other sponsors.

For additional questions, contact WPCA Superintendent and Sustainability Project Lead Jamie Kreller at 860-668-3854.

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