SUSTAINABLE WINTER OPERATIONS

NEW: CT Green Snow Pro for Private Commercial Applicators training 

We have expanded our program to offer a class for those applicators responsible for maintaining commercial and residential properties. 

SAVE THE DATE!  This year we are offering the following one-day classes:
October 19 – Morris, CT
October 26 – Haddam, CT
December 1 – Virtual  (Snow date: December 8)

The T2 Center at UCONN is very thankful to the State of Connecticut for providing funding for a one year program to subsidize the registration fee for private commercial applicator participation in the CT Green Snow Pro education program. In 2022-2023, the registration fee will be $100 instead of $200. We encourage you and your employees to take advantage of this special program.

For more information about CT Green Snow for Private Commercial Applicators training and to be notified when class locations are announced, please contact Shannon O’Loughlin at shannon.o’loughlin@uconn.edu.

SAVE $$, TIME AND THE ENVIRONMENT    

Sustainability in Winter Operations is more important than ever. With environmental impacts increasing and budgets continuing to decline, municipal and private commercial applicators must employ best practices to minimize salt use and maximize their operations for both fiscal and environmental stewardship. 

What is the CT Green Snow Pro Training and How Does it Help? 

The CT Green Snow Pro Training is a one-day training class offered by the T2 Center at UCONN. There are two classes available depending on whether you are a municipal applicator or a private commercial applicator. The class focuses on best practices for salt application and maintenance of facilities and equipment and uses demonstrations and case studies to illustrate the positive impact these strategies can have on the environment and your operations.

What are the Learning Objectives? The Learner will be able to: 

  • Understand the environmental impacts of chlorides on our environment and infrastructure.
  • Be able to describe best practices for maintenance of facilities and equipment before, during and after the storm.
  • Discuss the importance of calibration and pre-treatment in winter operations.
  • For more information on when a Green Snow Pro class is available visit the T2 training calendar here.

Helpful Resources 

Green Snow Pro – Best Management Practices Guide for Municipalities: 
Learn More

A Conversation with Senator Anwar on the increasing issue of contaminated private wells in Connecticut – September 8, 2021 
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Sustainable Winter Operations Panel Discussion – A partnership between the New England Chapter of APWA and the CT T2 Center – November 18, 2021 
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Technical Resources: 


Access to CTDOT Road Weather Information System (for Municipalities):

Gain access to data from 39 road weather information system stations, including road temperature and current weather conditions in the area.
Email Aidan Neely to secure a username and password – aidan.neely@ct.gov

Public Education