Clean Energy Communities Resources 

Whether you are a municipal government, business, institution or household, we strongly recommend that you develop a comprehensive strategy that includes energy conservation, efficiency and renewables.  A strategy will help to reduce the amount of energy used from conventional sources, lower harmful emissions, and save money--giving you the option to reinvest in clean and efficient energy measures



Green-E - The nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and carbon offsets in the retail market


US EPA – Guide to Purchasing Green Power


CT Energy Efficiency Fund


CT Energy Info


Connecticut One Thing Campaign


EPA Community Energy Challenge – Promotes energy efficiency and renewables in New England cities and towns.



As with your energy choices, there are many opportunities to reduce the harmful emissions associated with transportation and save money. The Connecticut Department of Transportation and other organizations offers a wide range of programs that can reduce vehicle miles traveled, traffic congestion and pollution.


Connecticut Commuter Rail / Metro-North RailroadProvides service 7 days a week on the New Haven Main Line and New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branch Lines, and Shore Line East, which provides weekday service between New Haven and New London



Bus Services – CT Transit  - Provides local and express bus services in 8 divisions throughout the state while various public bus operations serve other transit districts


Express Bus Service


Paratransit / ADA Bus Services


Easy Street – Van-pool to work


NuRide – On-line ridesharing service


Telecommute Connecticut – A statewide initiative that provides telecommuting as a worksite alternative


Commuter Tax Benefit – An incentive to pay a portion of commuting costs with pre-tax dollars


Park & Ride


Central Connecticut Bicycling Alliance




Connecticut Grown Program


BuyCTGrown – A website developed by City Seed that helps you find local grown food and farm products in Connecticut  


Farmers’ Markets


Farm to School Program


Farm to Chef Program


Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut – A non-profit organization dedicated to the development of local sustainable agriculture.


Sustainable Table



 Planet Green - A comprehensive website towards going green.  Covers sustainable living, energy conservation, etc.


 Earth 911 - Ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.


 Treehugger - A one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.



 NRDC - The National Resources Defense Councils works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.



 Beaches911 - Water conservation