Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have a regional launch event on January 9th, at the Comstock Community Center in Wilton, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m. Created by towns for towns, the initiative includes a wide-ranging menu of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and recognition. Continue reading Launch of Sustainable CT
Public Health Section Chief, Lori Mathieu, of the CT Department of Public Health’s Drinking Water Section will be presenting information on the State Water Plan at the public meeting of Western Connecticut Council of Governments. Continue reading State Water Plan to be Presented at COG Meeting
Regarding their regional transportation plans and transportation capital improvement programs, the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) and the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) are required to submit Air Quality Conformity Statements to the US Federal Highway Administration and to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue reading 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY
WestCOG is pleased to partner with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) in coordinating a series of stakeholder engagement events this year. This first stakeholder meeting provides the opportunity to learn about and offer feedback on the technologies and measures that will be modeled in the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). This widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment will help us understand the GHG reduction potential of various measures and technologies (and combinations thereof).
Continue reading WestCOG Partners with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change
On April 13th from 2 – 3 pm on the 4th floor of the Stamford Government Center, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting, titled “Reducing Nitrogen Pollution: Proposed Nitrogen Strategy for Long Island Sound.”
On Thursday, WestCOG staff took part in the “Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop” as part of the Scenarios, Services & Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), where multiple conservation stakeholders from across the state gathered for the day to “engage in an interactive process to build a set of alternative scenarios for how the CT landscape may change over the next 50 years. The resulting scenarios will be part of a New England-wide research and modeling project to analyze their potential consequences.” Continue reading WestCOG takes part in the Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop
At the WestCOG board meeting on September 17th, staff members, Rob Sachnin and Mike Towle presented on Hazard Resiliency in the Region. Continue reading Staff Present on Hazard Resiliency