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Sustainable Durham


Meeting Schedule:    2022 Meeting Dates 2023 Meeting Dates

Living Sustainably in Durham

Agendas and Minutes:


Listing files in 'Sustainable Durham '


Current Board Members:

Leslie Bulion, D, 12-31-2023
Susan Michael, D, 12-31-2023, Secretary
Vacancy, U
, 12-31-2023
John Batorski, R, 12-31-2024 
Bianca Marques, D, 12-31-2024
Ron Capozzi, D, 12-31-2024 Vice Chairman
Tonya Buddie, R, 12-31-2025, Chairman
Erica Fisher, D, 12-31-2025
Rachel Mann
, D, 12-31-2025

 Constitution of Board/Quorum:

Up to 9 Adult members and 6 Student members appointed by the Board of Selectmen with staggering
terms of 3 year terms Quorum - 5 members.

 Term of Office:

Three years, with three members being appointed each year

 Appointing Authority:

Board of Selectmen. Created by the Board of Selectmen at a Board of Selectmen meeting held on January 28, 2008

 Powers and

In early 2020 the committee more closely aligned its work and goals with “Sustainable CT”, a statewide program established in early 2016 to provide municipalities with a menu of coordinated, voluntary actions toward becoming a more resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking community. These efforts are documented and submitted for certification and the community is recognized statewide for its ongoing sustainability achievements.

Primary Goal: To provide education, resources, and support for the Town of Durham in matters of municipal and residential sustainability. The committee strives to enhance the economic, social and natural environment of the Durham community by:
- Designing Inclusive and Equitable Community Impacts
- Enhancing Local Economies
- Creating Well Stewarded Land and Natural Resources
- Establishing Vibrant and Creative Cultural Ecosystems
- Molding Dynamic and Resilient Planning
- Forming of Clean and Diverse Transportation Systems and Choices
- Innovating Efficient Physical Infrastructure and Operations
- Building Strategic and Inclusive Public Spaces
- Generating Healthy, Efficient, and Diverse Housing
- Providing Inclusive and Equitable Community Impact
- Providing Optimal Health and Wellness Opportunities.  
- Providing Effective, Compassionate Homelessness Prevention.  
- Implementing Innovative Strategies and Practices

Mission Statement
The mission of Sustainable Durham is to enhance the municipal and residential environmental stewardship of the Durham community by sharing ideas, researching technologies, and recommending programs related to issues of sustainability.  The committee works with other town commissions and local governments to apply these programs and actions towards Sustainable CT certification. Sustainable CT actions help build community and local economy, and equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents while respecting the finite capacity of the natural environment.