There are 12 Categories, each with Actions that towns can take to improve their resiliency. Certification requires at least one action completed from each of the 12 categories for a total of 200 points or more.

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Deeply embedding equity considerations into municipal operations, building inclusiveness, community cohesion, and shared decision-making.

Supporting local businesses, increasing local jobs and revenues, and fostering energy-efficient and renewable energy-powered commercial and industrial buildings.

Establishing policies and practices that recognize our finite resources and that strive to achieve a balance of many users while preserving and increasing ecosystem health and resilience. Status: 5 Points Earned

Distinctive, engaged and livable communities that shape people-centered places, provide robust artistic and cultural opportunities, and consider environmental impacts.

Balancing human development and resource use with a wide range of factors, including livability, economic opportunity, biodiversity and natural systems.

Status: 10 Points Earned

Allowing enhanced health, safety and access for all roadway users—including motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users—regardless of age, ability, income or ethnicity.

Including accessible municipal buildings with efficient operations, maintenance, and energy systems

Encompassing transparency, inclusivity, effective communication, appropriate events and training - civic engagement and regional collaboration.

Encouraging thoughtful waste management and reduction that goes beyond plastics recycling to include additional materials and food waste.

Prioritizing the physical and mental health of all community members through air quality improvement, shared gardens and growing spaces, and stable food systems.

Status: 15 Points Earned

Diverse in both type and affordability, and located in thriving, livable, connected neighborhoods.

Helping to build homelessness awareness and supports through compassionate outreach and thoughtful service coordination.

Innovate and implement meaningful sustainability actions not yet listed on the Sustainable CT action list.