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    Welcome to the Office of Sustainability's website!

    What is Sustainability?

    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, by making social and economic challenges compatible with environmental responsibility. For more information on the office, click here.

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    Energy Efficiency

    Visit the Home Energy Solutions Program to sign up for an in-home energy audit through your local utility.

    Want renewable energy for your home? Check out the CT Clean Energy Fund.

    Learn more about incentives for energy efficiency at the CT Energy Efficiency Fund

    For information on high efficiency appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other products see the Energy Star website. Also, find information on tax credits!

     


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    Indoor Air Quality

    Take a tour through EPA's Indoor Air Quality house


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    NOFA

    NOFA - The Northeast Organic Farming Association provides valuable information on organic land care and how to go green with your lawn.

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    Water Quality and Home Landscape

    Water Quality and Home Landscape - University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System illustrates several tips for making your yard easier to maintain and better for the surrounding environment..

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    Tree Benefit Calculator

    Calculate the Benefits of Your Trees-The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. This tool is based on i-Tree’s street tree assessment tool called STRATUM. With inputs of location, species and tree size, users will get an understanding of the environmental and economic value trees provide on an annual basis.

     

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