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Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee 

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

The Town of Fairfield is seeking volunteers to serve on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. The Board of Selectman is seeking nine members to serve on this permanent committee. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield Seeking Volunteers for Bike/Ped Committee  – Bike Walk Connecticut.



General Electric Opens Fuel Cell Pilot Plant in New York

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

GE has developed a solid-oxide fuel cell that converts about 65 percent of the energy in natural gas to electricity through a chemical reaction, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company said today on its website. GE’s 17-member fuel-cell team is planning a pilot factory in Saratoga Springs, New York, and expects to begin commercial production in 2017,

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Marshalls Earns Summer Savers Award

May 18th, 2014 | By

Marshalls of Fairfield was recognized with a Summer Savers Silver Award from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for reducing their energy usage by 15 to 19 percent through lighting upgrades. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Marshalls Earns Summer Savers Award – Courant.com.



Aspetuck Land Trust receives 4.57-acre parcel of open space in Fairfield

May 14th, 2014 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust announced it has accepted a donation of 4.57 acres of land at 199 Horseshoe Lane near Merwins Lane. The land donation means a total of 131 acres of land in Fairfield within 22 separate preserves are now managed by the land trust and designated as protected open space forever.



Making Fairfield More Pedestrian Friendly 7:30-9 a.m. May 2 Fairfield

May 2nd, 2014 | By

First Selectman Michael Tetreau and the Fairfield Health Department for a breakfast forum with… Mark Fenton, MS National Public Health, Planning and Transportation Consultant Hosted “America’s Walking” series on PBS Participate in Making Fairfield a More Pedestrian Friendly Town: Enhancing Local Business and Creating a Healthier Community Friday, May 2nd 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Fairfield Theatre

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Learn to grow your own food at Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration, 10-4, April 26, Fairfield Warde H.S.

Apr 25th, 2014 | By

Learn how easy it so to grow your own food at Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration, THIS Sat, 4/26, 10am-4pm at Fairfield Warde H.S. For more on this story, visit: Learn how easy it so to grow your own food at Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration, THIS Sat, 4/26, 10am-4pm at Fairfield Warde H.S. | Fairfield’s Earth Day

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Fairfield recognized for earning Bright Idea Grant

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Thirty-five Connecticut municipalities were recognized Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the state Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that encourages cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield recognized for earning Bright Idea Grant | Fairfield-Sun.com.



Greens Farms Academy students work with Conn. Audubon Society in forest health study

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

Two-dozen environmental science students at Greens Farms Academy in Westport are collaborating with Connecticut Audubon Society during the 2013-2014 school year on a project designed to give the students hands-on experience in conservation field studies. The students, who are studying Environmental Science under teacher Sue Teyan, are investigating and comparing forest conditions in a Connecticut

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Author-Activist Bill McKibben Kicks Off New Aspetuck Land Trust Lecture Series

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
From left, Aspetuck Land Trust executive committee members: Princie Falkenhagen, Easton, Lisa Brodlie, Weston, author Bill McKibben, Nancy Moon, Fairfield, Heather Williams, Westport, and Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant from Fairfield. (contributed)

Speaking to some 200 Aspetuck Land Trust members from Fairfield, Weston, Westport and Easton gathered at the Pequot Library earlier this month, climate change activist author Bill McKibben reported on the risks and challenges within the global climate change public policy debate.



Signage, Striping to Mark Mill Plain Road Bike Route

May 6th, 2013 | By

The complete route extends from Unquowa Road to Fairfield Ludlowe High School, continues toward Tomlinson Middle School, and ends at the Fairfield Theatre Company, according to Andrew Graceffa, chair of both the Fairfield Bike Walk Coalition and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee. For more on this story, visit: Signage, Striping to Mark

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Workshop message: ‘You can’t have a community without trees’

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

With observances of Earth Day blossoming around the region all month long, people interested in helping to preserve the state’s forests and nurturing their own trees got advice firmly rooted in reality at a program, “Roots to Branches,” co-sponsored Saturday by the town’s Forestry Committee and the Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield. For more on

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Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

Save the Sound appealed an order that allows the Great Neck sewage district on Long Island to continue polluting the section of the Long Island Sound between Farifield, Nassau and Westchester Counties, the group announced in a press release Thursday. For more on this story, visit: Save the Sound Appeals Order Allowing Excess Nitrogen Dumping

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Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Members of the Aspetuck Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation group, voted to elect five board members representing Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport to new terms on the board of directors of the 46-year-old organization. via Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors | Acorn-Online.com.



Sixth grader, Jeremy Page recognized with Connecticut Light & Power Energy Award

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

Jeremy Page, a sixth grader at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, was recently honored with the Connecticut Light & Power Energy Award. The award was given to six young inventors including Page at the 29th annual statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), held at the University of Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The entrants to

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In Fairfield, getting charged up for electric vehicles | Fairfield Citizen

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The first Electric Car Community Days program, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about five electric cars, electric car-charging units, gas-to-electric conversion systems and clean energy initiatives. It was a joint initiative of the town, state and the group, Connecticut’s Clean Cities, a division of the federal Department of Energy. For more on this story,

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Fairfield Students Win Awards for Energy Ideas

May 31st, 2012 | By

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Three Fairfield students were honored as eco-friendly thinkers recently. Izzy Roth, Michael McMahon and Karina McMahon placed in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s “eesmarts” student essay contest. “The eesmarts statewide initiative for students K-12 plays an important part in building greater awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and in stimulating the

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Fairfield Looks Into Producing Green Energy

May 17th, 2012 | By

Fairfield might soon go into the green energy business. Public Works Assistant Director Ed Boman has pitched a plan to turn otherwise wasted space in downtown Fairfield into renewable energy for town-owned buildings.



‘Major hazmat situation’ forces evacuation in Fairfield

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CTPost.com) — Police and firefighters are on the scene of what they are describing as a “major hazmat situation” involving a chemical, gallium tricholoride, that should not be inhaled. For more on this story, visit: ‘Major hazmat situation’ forces evacuation in Fairfield | WTNH.com Connecticut.



Grant allows Penfield upgrade, flood prevention in beach area

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

A $400,000 STEAP grant will allow Fairfield to build a parking lot at Penfield Pavilion, sidewalks nearby, and use the money saved by accepting the grant, to build a bulkhead that will alleviate flooding in the beach area. For more on this story, visit: Grant allows Penfield upgrade, flood prevention in beach area – Fairfield

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Fairfield Plans Safer Walk, Less Flooding at Beach

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

Safer walkways along Fairfield Beach Road, more flood prevention near the shore and a revamped, ecofriendly parking lot are all due to arrive near the Penfield Pavilion this summer. Public Works Director Richard White laid out his plans for projects in the area this week. For more on this story, visit: Fairfield Plans Safer Walk,

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