Sustainable Connecticut is a voluntary certification program that recognizes thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. The Town of Groton has been a bronze-level certified government since 2019.
Downtown Mystic Resiliency & Sustainability Plan
The Town received a Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant to help Downtown Mystic to become more resilient to flooding. For more information and opportunities to get involved, please see the project page on GreaterGroton.com.
The Town will be hosting a fellow through the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute during the summer of 2023. The fellow will focus on researching the Town’s vulnerability to extreme heat and actions we can take to become more resilient.
Esker Point Beach
Groton’s Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to design and construct a coastal resilience project at the Esker Point Beach parking lot. The project uses multiple approaches to reduce stormwater runoff, including replacing the existing lot with pervious materials that allow rainwater to soak into the ground. For more information, please see the Parks and Recreation press release.
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Did you know that the Town has electric vehicle (EV) chargers available to the public at the Town Hall, Town Hall Annex, and Public Library? These chargers are currently free to use! There are currently 15 locations throughout Town that have chargers; you can learn more about charger type, number of chargers, and accessibility at PlugShare.com.
Climate Action Plan
The Town of Groton will be developing its first Climate Action Plan in 2023. Please visit our project page on GreaterGroton.com to provide input on how the plan should be developed.