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

 

Energy

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.

 

Transportation

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

 

Food

 

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

 

Recycling

 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.

 

Land

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

 

Water

 Beaches911 - Water conservation