Ridgefield has joined Sustainable Connecticut, a voluntary alliance of towns committed to \u00a0sustainability practices ranging from renewable energy and water conservation to housing diversity and shopping local. \u201cSustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative and forward looking,\u201d reads a resolution approved by the Board of Selectmen. The selectmen passed the resolution Thursday, Feb. 8, making Ridgefield among 20 Connecticut municipalities committed to the program. Ridgefield joined at the request of Ben Oko of the Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment, which will function as the town\u2019s \u201cadvisory sustainability team.\u201d The program offers points toward certification at three levels for actions taken to advance sustainability in nine categories, ranging from \u201cwell stewarded land and natural resources\u201d to \u201cefficient physical infrastructure and operations\u201d to \u201cdynamic and resilient planning\u201d to \u201cthriving local economies.\u201d The \u201cclean and diverse transportation systems and choices\u201d category lists five recommended goals. That list ranges from \u201cpromote effective parking management\u201d to \u201cencourage smart commuting\u201d to \u201csupport zero emission vehicle deployment\u201d \u2014 with differing point totals available for each. \u201cWhat do these points get you?\u201d asked Selectman Bob Hebert. \u201cIt helps you with grants,\u201d First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. Information is available at sustainablect.org.