Sustainable Manchester

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The Town of Manchester strives for sustainability through active climate change mitigation, emphasizing equity, and fostering resilience. Our goal is to weave sustainable prosperity into every facet of our town by promoting the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic well-being. We are dedicated to creating a greener, more equitable, and prosperous community; Join us in building a sustainable and vibrant future for Manchester, where people and the planet thrive hand in hand. 

Town Awards and Achievements

In October 2022, the Town of Manchester was awarded the Sustainable CT Silver Certification for achieving a wide range of sustainability goals. The Town of Manchester was also awarded both the Bronze Designation and the Community Engagement Award in Solar Excellence in by SolSmart in 2022. 

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Sustainability Commission


The Town of Manchester Sustainability Commission is an advisory commission that promotes, encourages and makes recommendations on the development and implementation of Sustainability into all Town operations, both internally in governmental operations, as well as externally in community-wide efforts.

Click Here for more information including a list of members, contact details, and meeting schedule. 

ARPA Sustainability Grant Program

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Under guidance from the Manchester Sustainability Commission, the Town of Manchester Board of Directors passed a resolution on October 4, 2022 authorizing a total of $500,000 of available American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for grants to nonprofit organizations to promote sustainability, resiliency, and equity.

Click Here to learn more about this grant program!