Middletown Earns Sustainable CT Certification
Middletown Press, January 17, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — The city of Middletown was recently recognized as a Sustainable CT certified community, along with 21 other Connecticut towns and cities.
The announcement, and Middletown’s bronze certification, was made at the CCM annual conference of in November. The awards ceremony, attended by hundreds of municipal leaders from across the state, marked the completion of the first year of Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports efficient, resilient and inclusive practices at the local level, according to the press release.
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Along with the other newly certified towns, Middletown worked to demonstrate significant achievements in nine areas — ranging from thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing, the release said. All of the towns had to address diversity, inclusion and equity when implementing sustainability actions.
Middletown was the first Connecticut municipality to join the program and has continued to display leadership in this area with this initial certification, according to Sustainable CT.
After the Clean Energy Task Force took the lead to join the program, a Sustainable CT Team emerged comprising task force members, City Hall staff, community volunteers and an intern provided by Wesleyan University. The team worked throughout 2018 to accomplish the initial certification, and expects to use that achievement as a base upon which additional sustainable initiatives will be rolled out, earning higher levels of certification this coming year and into the future, the release said.
For information, visit sustainablect.org or call Michael Harris, Middletown’s energy coordinator, at 860-638-4854.