Hamden Library Podcast: Special Earth Day Episode with SustainableCT

On our special Earth Day mini-episode, Ryan talks with Lynn Stoddard, the founder and executive director of Sustainable CT about helping the towns of Connecticut become cleaner, greener and more equitable for everyone.

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 taps into the power of creating change at the local level. Guided by the vision set by Connecticut’s municipal leaders, over 200 people from local governments, non-profits, state agencies, businesses, academia, and our communities worked together to develop Sustainable CT. Each of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns were represented in the creation of the program.

Sustainable CT provides a shared vision, an action road map, practical tools, multiple benefits, and collaborative spirit to build a thriving Connecticut for all residents – today and tomorrow.


More Sustainability Initiatives:

National: Federal Sustainability Plan 

President Biden has charged the U.S. Federal Government to lead by example by sustainably managing its footprint of over 300,000 buildings, over 600,000 vehicles, and $650 billion spent annually on goods and services.

Global: Sustainable Development Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals for People, for Planet.  The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

Libraries: Sustainable Libraries Initiative

Empowering library leaders to advance environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically feasible practices to intentionally address climate change and co-create thriving communities.