Sustainable CT, Sustainable Windsor Locks

In 2019, Windsor Locks became a Sustainable CT community. Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking. They build community and local economy. They equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents, and they respect the finite capacity of the natural environment.

Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. An independently funded, grassroots, municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides a wide-ranging menu of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward certification.

The Town must complete one action in categories 1-9 in each certification period. The process by which the actions are completed is just as important as the completion of the action itself.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Thriving Local Economies
  2. Well-Stewarded Land and Natural Resources
  3. Vibrant and Creative Cultural Ecosystems
  4. Dynamic and Resilient Planning
  5. Clean and Diverse Transportation Systems and Choices
  6. Efficient Physical Infrastructure and Operations
  7. Strategic and Inclusive Public Services
  8. Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing
  9. Inclusive and Equitable Community Impacts
  10. Innovation Action

How can we be equitable in our everyday efforts and our Sustainable CT actions?

  1. Know who lives in our Community. CT Data Collaborative Town Profile
  2. Connect with all Community Members.
  3. Create Opportunities for Dialogue.
  4. Collaborate and Co-create.
  5. Refine, Revisit, Improve.

Windsor Locks will continue to refine, revisit, and continuously improve in the way we connect and communicate as we co-create an inclusive and sustainable community for current and future residents. Would you like to be involved in future Sustainable CT efforts, workshops or adhoc committees? Contact: Planning and Development, [email protected] or call the Building and Land Use Office at (860) 627-1447.