Sustainable CT

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.

Sustainable CT was created by towns, for towns. Municipal leaders and residents from across the state, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and people from key agencies, non-profits and businesses partnered to develop the program during 2016 and 2017

More information can be found at the  Sustainable CT website or the Sustainable CT Guide for 2021.

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The Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) is working to obtain the sustainable certificate offered by SustainableCT.org for the Town of Newington.

The Environmental Quality Commission is also running an Upcycling Contest.  You can find our more information on the contest page

The Environmental Quality Commission will be holding their Upcycling Contest Awards Ceremony on June 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers, 200 Garfield Street.  Interested individuals may attend in person or may view the ceremony on the Town Government YouTube Channel.  You may also choose to attend the ceremony virtually by selecting this Zoom Link, or by dialing Toll-free #: 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 and enter Webinar ID: 861 5578 3642#, Participant ID # and Password: 539636#.  If you would like to speak during the ceremony, dial *9 on your phone to be recognized.  You will be muted upon entering the virtual ceremony.  When selected on the Attendee list your line will be unmuted and allowed to speak.  If you are on a phone, once recognized, you can press *6 to enable your microphone. 

2021 Upcycling Contest Entries

Project 1 - Tot Bike

Project 2 - Spice Jar

Project 3 - Table Runner

Project 4 - Wine Bottle

Project 5 - Sewing Station

Project 6 - Flower Bookshelf

Project 7 - Trampoline

Project 8 -  Boots Planter

Project 9 - Pallet Kitchen

Project 10 - Denim Bag

Project 11 - Holiday Xmas Display

Project 12 - Giftwrap

Project 13 - Boat

Project 14 - Fast Food Flowers