Did you know that there is a large depository of information about how climate change will affect CT and what can be done about it?
Known as the Connecticut Adaptation Resource Toolkit (CART), this resource was developed by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA), with funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries program through the Long Island Sound Study.
The resource has links to information from such government agencies and nonprofits as the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), the Georgetown Climate Center, the Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists Northeast, the National Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the CT Department of Agriculture, and the Center for Disease Control. There are sections on agriculture, built environment and infrastructure, education, natural resources and ecological habitats, public health and safety, and adaptation planning.
As the toolkit says, this information is useful for local government staff and committee members and, most important to this blog, for “active participants in Connecticut.”