Sustainable Litchfield Committee earns a BRONZE Certification! The town has achieved Sustainable Connecticut’s bronze certification by implementing several initiatives, including one aimed at reducing the community’s trash.
To become certified, Litchfield achieved points in a variety of categories, and instituted several initiatives, including the creation of a SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) Task Force that has targeted reducing the amount of trash the community produces.
Additionally, energy-saving steps were taken at the town’s wastewater treatment facility that reduced their electrical demand by more than 45 percent, according to Litchfield’s Sustainability Committee Chairman John Post.
The town also conducted a Community Energy Campaign aimed at its Affordable Housing residents. Participants learned about energy-saving steps homeowners can implement, and provided an overview of options residents could take to integrate solar into their homes.
Litchfield also created extensive pollinator gardens, including signage designed to educate the public about the importance of pollinators to society, according to Post.
Sustainable CT Certification lasts for three years, from the beginning of the next calendar year. Litchfield is now on the path to achieving silver certification!