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New Canaan Sustainability Team

What We Do

On January 28, 2020  the Board of Selectmen approved the following resolution supporting participation in the Sustainable CT Municipal Certification Program:

Town of New Canaan
Resolution Supporting Participation In the Sustainable CT Municipal Certification Program

WHEREAS, Sustainable CT is a comprehensive, statewide, action-oriented voluntary certification program, built by and for municipalities, with the vision that: Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking.  They build community and local economy.  They equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents.  And they respect the finite capacity of the natural environment.

WHEREAS, Sustainable CT is designed to boost local economies, help municipal operations become more efficient, reduce operating costs, and provide grants and additional support to municipalities.

WHEREAS, New Canaan embraces an ongoing process of working toward greater sustainability, selecting which actions it chooses to pursue from the voluntary menu of actions provided by Sustainable CT.

RESOLVED, by the Board of Selectmen of New Canaan that we do hereby authorize Robin Bates-Mason to serve as New Canaan’s Sustainable CT contact person for the Sustainable CT Municipal Certification process and authorize her to complete Municipal Registration on behalf of New Canaan.

RESOLVED, that to focus attention and effort within New Canaan on matters of sustainability, and in order to promote the Board of Selectmen’s local initiatives and actions toward Sustainable CT Municipal Certification, Board of Selectmen establishes an advisory Sustainability Team.

RESOLVED, that the first meeting of the Sustainability Team must be held within 90 days of passing this resolution and that the Sustainability Team shall meet as frequently as needed, but no less than quarterly.

RESOLVED, that the Sustainability Team shall report annually to the Board of Selectmen on the progress of its activities toward Sustainable CT certification, with reports and presentations made publicly available.


The following team members were appointed on March 10, 2020:

Linda Andros
Robin Bates Mason - Chairman
Susan Bergen
Lynn Brooks Avni
Sven Englund
Bill Flynn
Kathleen Holland
John Kriz
Tiger Mann                                     
Tucker Murphy
Susan Sweitzer
First Selectman


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