Sustainable CT

Marlborough Equity Statement

Marlborough has become one of 131 CT towns to participate in a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. As an independently funded, grassroots municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides planning assistance to municipalities and offers a wide-ranging menu of 
Best Practices

Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward certification as a Sustainable Community. Most importantly, Sustainable CT provides opportunities for grant funding to help communities promote economic well-being and enhance equity while respecting the finite capacity of the natural environment. 

Examples of action items include thriving local economics, good stewardship of land and natural resources, vibrant and creative cultural ecosystems, renewable and efficient energy infrastructure and operations, optimal health and wellness, and healthy, efficient, and diverse housing. We encourage you to learn more at

ESTABLISHED: The Sustainable Marlborough Committee was established in 2022 and began with the Planning Commission who rolled the concept out to the Town and recruited the first group of volunteer residents and the Economic Development Commission (EDC) to join the Committee and help move the goals and vision forward.

STATUS: Marlborough is currently working toward becoming a Sustainable CT Silver Certified Municipality. Marlborough received Bronze level Certification in 2023.  

CHARGE/DUTIES: The committee is comprised of members from the community, and advises the town’s Departments and various Boards and Commissions on how best to advance the principles of sustainability, equity, and environmental stewardship. Sustainable Marlborough Committee is further charged with fostering community support and pursuing continued growth and recognition through ongoing certification at the highest level developed by Sustainable CT.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership includes one higher-level municipal staff member, one elected official, the Planning Commission, the Economic Development Commission, and numerous volunteer community members.

LENGTH OF TERM:  Volunteers may continue to work with the committee on sub-committees &/or teams until projects are complete, may take on new or different projects, may take a break upon the completion of a project or action.  The length of term may be situational and individual.

MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE: The core Sustainable Committee will continue to meet monthly and more often as certification deadlines draw near.  Sub-committee and team meetings will be dependent upon the milestones in the action plans of the current project being worked.

Middlesex Hospital Community Health needs Assessment 2022

United Way CT ALICE Report 2023

Rural Health in Connecticut 2022

Public Forum Slides, November 2023

For more information or to get involved, please contact Peter Hughes at .