Sustainability Committee

Town of Clinton Commercial Clean Energy Agreement: How to Get Started


 In 2013, the town of Clinton agreed to partner with Connecticut Green Bank’s Commercial
 Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE). The program aids in financing green
 energy upgrades to all types of commercial properties; including, industrial, office, retail,
 and any other non-residential building. Financing is paid through your tax bill and the cost of
 the improvements is transferred with property ownership.
Read more about the C-PACE Program here: https://www.cpace.com/Building-
 Owner/What-is-C-PACE
 Get Started with the C-PACE Program here:
https://www.cpace.com/Building-Owner/Get-Started
 Let’s work together as a town to lower energy costs, increase your bottom line, and improve
 Clinton’s sustainable future.

Committee Charge

WHEREAS, The Town of Clinton registered to be a participant in Sustainable CT; and

WHEREAS, Sustainable CT has nine categories within its application: inclusive and equitable community impacts, well-stewarded land and natural resources, efficient physical infrastructure and operations, vibrant and creative cultural ecosystems, dynamic and resilient planning, clean and diverse transportation systems and choices, strategic and inclusive public services, thriving local economies, and healthy, efficient, and diverse housing; and

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Clinton wished to be certified in the Sustainable CT Program.

NOW THEREFORE, the Town Council of the Town of Clinton wishes to establish an Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Purpose: The Advisory Committee on Sustainability shall advise and recommend to the Town Council sustainability principles to be adopted and the initiatives that will further the Town’s approved sustainability goals. The Committee shall have a goal of working toward the Town of Clinton’s certification in the Sustainable CT Program.

Charges and Responsibilities:

  • Review the Sustainable CT certification application to identify and prioritize steps that should be taken. Recommend strategies to balance environmental protection, economic development, and social objectives. Recommendations should include timeframe and budget impacts.
  • Assist with coordination of the Town of Clinton’s participation in Sustainable CT and serve as the Town's Sustainability Team.
  • Evaluate other recycling initiatives to increase general awareness and handling of other wastes.
  • Recommend actions to assist the Town in reducing the quantity of municipal solid waste disposed of at the transfer station and increase the quantity of recycled and repurposed materials.
  • Assist in identifying initiatives that result in a clean, sustainable and cost-effective energy future for the Town.
  • Provide reports to the Town Council every six (6) months.

Membership and Term:

The Committee membership shall be appointed by the Town Council and be comprised of

seven (7) resident electors of Clinton to serve an initial term of two (2) years starting July 1,

2020.

Meeting Calendar

The link below contains information on the regularly scheduled monthly meetings for the current year. It does not contain Agendas or information on special meetings or emergency meetings. To receive notifications and Agendas for  all meetings, regular, special and emergency please go to the Notify Me center, locate the Board, Commission or Committee you are interested in and follow the instructions.

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting dates may be found here.

Members

Information on members of the Sustainability Committee may be found here.