Manchester, Connecticut

Sustainable Manchester


Sustainable Manchester

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs environmentally, economically & socially. 

Our Mission
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

The goal of the Municipal Sustainability Task Force is to analyze and make recommendations to initiate or improve Town policies, programs, and practices that promote sustainability actions to ensure that Manchester remains a thriving, efficient, healthy, and vibrant place for its residents of today and tomorrow. For more details see the Sustainability Task Force Website.

The Municipal Sustainability Task Force is comprised of Manchester residents and will focus its work on five key areas of sustainability:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Economic Strength
  • Health and Wellness
  • Resiliency
  • Arts & Culture
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.