Coventry wins sustainability award

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Jun. 6—COVENTRY — Sustainable CT announced that Coventry had achieved silver-level certification, the highest level of sustainability certification currently offered by the program.

Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program that recognizes eco-friendly Connecticut municipalities.

Sustainable CT offers a list of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them and earn points toward certification. Sustainable CT also provides opportunities for grant funding through its Community Match Fund program to help municipalities become more eco- friendly.

Coventry and Vernon both received silver-level certification while Guilford, Lyme and Southbury all qualified for bronze- level certification.

To become certified, a municipality must demonstrate significant achievements in at least 12 sustainability impact areas.

These range from community building, thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing.

In addition, certified municipalities addressed issues of belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion when implementing sustainability actions.

Lynn Stoddard, executive