Essential Resources for Clean Energy Task Forces

CT Climate & Clean Energy Programs

Governance & Knowledge Sharing

High Performance Districts

Resilient Communities

  • Ecocity Builders – www.ecocitybuilders.org Architect/planner Richard Register has been at this for 30 years, built a huge network, and pioneered both technology and policies for sustainable urban living.
  • 2030 Districts – www.2030districts.org An architect-led, private sector driven set of standards and tools for cutting fossil fuel and water use by up to 90% by 2050 and getting halfway there by 2030, while promoting vibrant, resilient communities.
  • Ecodistricts – www.ecodistricts.org A fast growing network of communities and facilitators creating innovative neighborhoods that make intensive use of sustainable infrastructure and amenities
  • One Hundred Resilient Cities – a challenge and support program originated by the Rockefeller Foundation with many partners - http://www.100resilientcities.org
  • American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division https://www.planning.org/divisions/sustainable Hub for peer-reviewed insight and best practices for sustainable community policy and planning guidance
  • Project for Public Spaces – www.pps.org Out of the box planning organization that fosters people-driven solutions that begin with reclaiming public space


  • Sustainable Sites Initiative of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the US Botanic Garden and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center developed SITES rating tool for water and habitat conservation in the land around buildings. www.sustainablesites.org.
  • The Water Council – water technology innovation hub www.thewatercouncil.com

Materials Management

Land Use & the Built Environment

Large Landscape Ecosystem Conservation

Integrative Ideas



Community Updates


For those concerned about the climate crisis…

Small info cards, about 3”x4”, are available in quantities of 100 and more; if interested, please contact Patrice Gillespie .


… 2018 has been named the Year of Local Action. And the Eastern CT Green Action group is leading the way. ECGA was formed by several people from towns in eastern Connecticut. Initially most people were from Mansfield; as of now, people from Andover, Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Lebanon, Pomfret, Scotland, Tolland, Willington and Windham are members.

With the publication of his excellent weekly newsletter CT Green News, ECGA co-founder Peter Millman is helping us Nutmeggers stay up to date on issues, events and opportunities for concerned citizens to connect with their elected officials. He has published over 50 editions of his newsletter, and would love to broaden his every Friday distribution. Just contact Peter via info@easternctgreenaction.com and benefit from his convenient digest of important news and environmentally-focused online postings.


Calendar Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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