Hello, Hartford!

Mayor Bronin’s Office of Sustainability is partnering with organizations across the state and country to help you save money and get free resources and tools. Through Bright Green Hartford, we’re sharing how you can sign up for a free rain barrel, energy audit, and commuter rewards!  

Looking for current activities and events? Take part in one of over a dozen events in town hosted by various community organizations. No matter what you’re looking for this month, Hartford Has It! 

Table of Contents

  1. Resident Programs
  2. Our Partners
  3. More Resources
  4. Calendar of Events


1. Get free water and green materials: Join Retain the Rain!

Retain the RainThe City of Hartford Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is giving away free rain barrels, which can help you capture and store rain water for later use on your gardens and plants.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get rain barrels and other green materials (like composters and trees) this year, so be sure to register in advance at www.HartfordClimate.org/RetainTheRain. Quantities are limited, and unfortunately, no deliveries.

2. Find out if Solar and Energy Efficiency upgrades are for you!

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Photo Credit: Record Journal – Lauren Takores

The Connecticut Green Bank, Posigen, and the City of Hartford are collaborating to help you explore the possibility of a solar installation with the Solar for All program. Bundled in this efford, you can evaluate your home’s energy use, reduce energy consumption, and save money.

Applications for the Solar For All program are being taken now, so homeowners are encouraged to contact PosiGen today at 203-416-6518 or 1-866-PosiGen.


3. Get Rewards for Green Commuting!

Photo Credit: CTRides

Driving less does more than you know! Learn more about making Hartford (and Connecticut) cleaner, greener, and healthier by reducing the number of cars on the road.

Try a greener way to commute and earn rewards. Log green trips on www.ctrides.com or the app and earn and redeem points for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows & attractions.

How Are We Offering So Many Programs?

Mayor Bronin with the Youth Service Corps and Eversource employees at an LED lightbulb swap. 
Mayor Bronin with the Youth Service Corps and Eversource employees at an LED lightbulb swap.

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is grant-funded, and charged with implementing projects related to Hartford’s Climate Action Plan. We are partnering with the the CT Green Bank, CTRides, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for a special community outreach effort featuring cost savings to residents, and environmental benefits.

Interested in Learning More?

These are just a few opportunities that are available to Hartford residents. There are lots of great activities happening in our parks, recreation centers, and across the community; find our Calendar below. You can also check out View from the ParksMyRec, Hartford.com, our Twitter feed, or our newsletter for other news as well. 

Looking for services? The March 2019 Housing Fair Packet and the One Hartford Resident Guide are great resources that compile standard services available to Hartford residents. 

Have questions? Let us know by using our Contact Us form.

Don’t forget to check out other resources on our website, like the Climate Action Plan and 2017-2018 Annual Report.

*The Hartford Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is funded in part by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The views contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government, or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation or its funding sources.

The purpose of the City of Hartford’s Bright Green Hartford Initiative is to help residents save money, help the environment, and improve quality of life.  The City of Hartford does not guarantee any savings or assume any risk associated with the products and/or services of the organizations supporting and/or participating in this initiative, and all related questions should be directed to these organizations.