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Lebanon
Not yet SmartPower 20% by 2010 Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 7.5
% of Households: 0.35%
Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
Lebanon has not yet committed to the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign. When Lebanon commits to 20% clean energy use by 2010 and also achieves 100 signups of the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, Lebanon will then be eligible to receive a FREE solar panel from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. If you are interested in having your town join the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Campaign call us now!
SmartPower Contact Information:
Bob Wall, New England Regional Director bwall@smartpower.org
Keri Enright, Program Coordinator kenright@smartpower.org
Phone: 860-249-7040
Town Hall Address & Website:
579 Exeter Road (Route 207)
Lebanon CT 06249
http://www.lebanontownhall.org/
Town Description:

Lebanon, founded in 1700, is a large rural town of nearly 55 square miles, characterized by extensive agricultural lands, rolling wooded hills, and low-density, residential development. Known for its unique role in the Revolutionary War, the town became one of the largest and most politically important towns in Connecticut. Lebanon is the birthplace of five of Connecticut’s governors.

The mile-long Common, or Green, is the town’s most distinctive feature. Connecticut’s war effort during the Revolutionary War was directed from the War Office on the Green and the adjacent home of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull. In addition, many historic properties surround the Green and are now complimented by the Lebanon Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center. This state-of-the-art facility provides technology enabling visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the significant contributions the town of Lebanon played in the history of our country and serves as a focal point for tourism in the town and region. The Museum, as part of a consortium including all the historic properties on the Green, coordinates educational tourism for schools, colleges, and others visiting southeastern Connecticut and New England.

Agriculture is the dominant economic activity in the town, though in recent years much traditional land-based farming has given way to residential development. There are few commercial establishments and residents mainly travel outside the town for employment and shopping. The number of home-based businesses, however, has increased substantially in recent years, a trend that seems to be continuing. The urban centers of Willimantic, Colchester, and Norwich and the highways that connect them roughly ring the town, and are more likely sites for intensive economic activity, thus supporting the view that Lebanon’s foreseeable

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