Granby certified as sustainable community

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From left, Sustainable CT CEO Lynn Stoddard presents Bronze-level certification recognition to the Town of Granby represented by Granby Conservation Commission chair Dave Roberts, vice chair Mindy Gould and commissioner Kara Marshall. Submitted photo

Granby is among the Connecticut municipalities recognized this year for achieving Sustainable CT certification. Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities becoming more efficient, resilient, and inclusive, recognized this year’s certified communities on Oct. 17.

The Town of Granby met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious bronze-level certification.

“Almost two years ago, the Granby Board of Selectman passed a resolution to pursue Sustainable CT certification and designated the all-volunteer Granby Conservation Commission as the point of contact for the town,” said the Chairman Dave Roberts. “The commissioners worked tirelessly with town staff, volunteers, and other industry leaders to finally accomplish this high goal set by our Board of Selectman to achieve certification for our town.”

In its application for certification, Granby demonstrated significant achievements in 12 sustainable impact areas ranging from inclusive community building, thriving local economies, and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing. Granby successfully completed actions including making the town more walkable, spotlighting the Salmon Brook Historical Society award-winning Stroll Through Granby History, promotion of the agricultural economy, and making all feel welcome to our community to live, work and recreate.

“Congratulations to our certified communities,” said Lynn Stoddard, executive director of Sustainable CT. “We are inspired by the leadership and commitment of these communities. From elected officials and town staff to resident volunteers, these certified towns are improving opportunities and the quality of life for all.”

Sustainable CT is independently funded, with strong multi-year support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation, Connecticut Green Bank, Common Sense Fund and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.