Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs environmentally, economically & socially.
The Town of Manchester will work to to improve the environmental quality of our community by partnering with area businesses, community leaders and neighbors to work together to create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations. Our vision is to help tackle the climate crisis by creating a pollution free environment. To reduce the amount of waste by promoting individual and corporate responsibility. To recover waste for its highest and best use while balancing rates and services. To transform our business from burying waste to utilizing waste as a resource and to reduce the need for landfills.
Sustainability Task Force Town of Manchester Sustainability Commission
The Sustainability Commission consists of 15 members who serve 3-year terms. This is an advisory Commission that promotes and encourages the development, implementation, and interdepartmental integration of sustainability into all Town operations, both internally in governmental operations, as well as externally in community-wide efforts. The Commission works with local, regional, and state agencies to embed diversity, inclusion, and equity into all sustainability topics and considerations for the Town.
Sustainable CT Designation
In 2019, Manchester was certified as a Bronze municipality through the Sustainable CT Program on October 28th, 2019 with 210 points. In August 2022, Manchester will be re-certifying for a Silver designation.
Solar Energy Resources
In April 2022, Manchester has been awarded the SolSmart Bronze designation and a Special Recognition Award for Community Engagement for our efforts to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar! We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy.
- 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Report - Manchester Memorial Hospital Service Are
- C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy
- SolSmart Solar Energy
- Downtown Manchester Improvements Project