Save over 900 tons of CO2 a year! Attend BOS vote on Train Station Solar Panels Wed, 12/2, 4:30pm at Sullivan Independence Hall 1st floor conference room

Calling all people who care about Fairfield and our future!!Train Station Solar Carports

Save over 900 tons of CO2 every year!

Map of Train Station Solar ProjectCome to the Board of Selectman meeting Wed, 12/2, 4:30pm at Sullivan Independence Hall 1st floor conference room when the BOS will vote on the solar project which will require no out of pocket funding from the town, yet save millions and provide clean energy for Tomlinson Middle School, saving the town and taxpayers millions!  It’s not a done deal – if you want your opinion to be included in the vote decision, please attend and/or write to  Check out the Fact Sheet for more info.

Solar Power for Tomlinson Middle School – Info Mtg 11/19, 7pm, TMS Auditorium

Sample of Carport at Train StationMap of Train Station Solar Project







Calling all people who care about Fairfield!!

Come to the Information Meeting THIS Thursday, 11/19/2015, 7pm at Tomlinson Middle School to learn more about the solar project which will require no out of pocket funding from the town, yet save millions and provide clean energy for Tomlinson Middle School, saving the town and taxpayers millions!  Check out the Fairfield Center Solar Project Fact Sheet for more info. PUBLIC NOTICE 11-19-2015 Info Mtg on Train Station Solar Panels

Fairfield Receives Clean Energy Award 

At a Clean Energy Communities Award Ceremony held on October 14, 2015 with over 400 people attending, Fairfield was honored as a high-achieving participant in the Clean Energy Communities, an Energize Connecticut program made possible by Eversource, The United Illuminating Company and Connecticut Green Bank.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “Our Town is so proud to receive this award that highlights the numerous clean energy initiatives we have been achieving for years making us a model community. This award could not have been possible without the invaluable contributions of Fairfield’s Assistant Director of the Department of Public Works, Ed Boman, whose vision for a cleaner environment has resulted in our Town receiving about $8 million in grants and other financial assistance over the past 20 years. I also want to thank our dedicated Clean Energy Task Force for their forward-thinking initiatives which, along with Mr. Boman’s hard work, has saved millions in taxpayer dollars.”

Ed_Boman_and_Mike_TetreauThe Clean Energy Communities program is administered by the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF). Fairfield continues to earn additional rewards for participation in clean energy programs.

Some of the highlights of Fairfield’s Energy and Environmental Awards and Initiatives in the last few years and future include:

  • By 2016, the production of over 25% of our electric needs with green, solar electricity
  • An annual savings of $2,400,000 in Avoided Energy Costs in the Town Budget:
    • 37.5% Decrease in Electrical Energy Use
    • 39% Decrease in Energy Purchased
    •  94% Reduction in Fuel Oil Use; and
  • Fairfield receiving a Live Green Connecticut! Best Practices Award in 2014; and
  • Fairfield receiving a $15,000 Bright Idea Grant in 2013 for its participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities (CEC) program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy; and
  •  Fairfield Being Awarded with the Power of Change, Highest Honors in Municipal Excellence Towards a Clean Energy Economy by the State of Connecticut in 2013; and
  •  The Connecticut Green Building Council honoring Fairfield as Municipal Project of the Year for the Tri-generation project at Police Headquarters in 2012; and
  •  Sustainability Efforts Initiated at Fairfield’s Public Schools that include:
    •  Land use (lawn maintenance employing organic land care standards)
    •  Waste Management and Recycling
    • Building Energy Efficiency
    •  Food (local, organic, non-GMO whenever possible)
    •  Transportation (route efficiency)
    •  Water Conservation
    •  A town-wide policy of using 100% green cleaning products
    •  Achieving nearly a 50% recycling rate; and
  •  Fairfield earning the Conscious Decisions as a Sustainable and Healthier Community in 2012; and
  •  Conscious Decisions honoring Fairfield for making Connecticut a Cleaner, Healthier and Safer Place to Live in 2011.

In addition, Fairfield is fortunate to have volunteer residents serving on town committees like the Clean Energy Task Force which was created to put the Town on the path to using more alternative, clean, and renewable energy sources; the Earth Day Committee which organizes an annual Earth Day Celebration featuring exhibitors from local residents, organizations, and businesses that are leading and supporting green initiatives which are laying the groundwork to create a green infrastructure in Fairfield; The Fairfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee which among many of its initiatives is to encourage the public to ride bikes instead of drive vehicles which alleviates harmful air emissions; and the Forestry Committee which promotes awareness and appreciation for the environmental, economic, and cultural value of trees in Fairfield through programs like Roots to Branches: Past, Present & Future of Fairfield’s Urban Forest.

10/18/2015 8am-3pm Fairfield Warde High School PTA Flea Market

UntitledReduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Admission is free for buyers!


Raindate: Sunday, OCTOBER 25th

The flea market is a fundraiser for the Fairfield Warde High School PTA and the programs that the FWHS PTA supports and sponsors at the school for students, faculty and staff!

For more information, please contact: 



FREE LED lightbulbs TODAY, 10/10, 9am-1pm @ Home Depot!

new_and_old_light_bulb_207929The Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) and Energize Connecticut are co-sponsoring an event TODAY, Saturday, 10/10 9am-1pm at Home Depot.

Residents of Fairfield are invited to join First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau and the residential energy team from the United Illuminating Company at the Fairfield Light Bulb Exchange to learn how to make their homes more energy efficient. Residents will have the ability to trade in their old incandescent light bulbs for two high-efficiency light-emitting diodes (LED) bulbs. First Selectman Tetreau strongly encourages Fairfield residents to join the town wide initiative endorsing energy efficiency.

One LED light bulb can last up to 25 times longer and uses about 80 percent less electricity than an old-fashioned incandescent. Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to LEDs is a simple way to reduce energy use in your home.

Postcards have been mailed out to Fairfield residents outlining the event. To qualify for the light bulb exchange, participants must present either the mailed postcard or a driver’s license to validate their residential status. There will be a trade-in limit of two light bulbs per household. Residents who attend the light bulb exchange will also have an opportunity to greet the first selectman.

All who attend, including non-Fairfield residents, can take advantage of a $2.00 coupon available the day of the event for up to 20 additional bulbs. During the event, residents can ask any Energize Connecticut team member for further information.

 WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Home Depot, 541 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824

CONTACT:    Jordana George, on behalf of UI/Energize Connecticut, 203.393.1101 x166,

About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy- saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

About Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force
The Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) was formed to encourage community action in support of putting Fairfield on the path to using clean, renewable energy sources.


Cyclists to Celebrate New Fairfield Shoreline “Border to Border” Bike Route 10/25/2015

Join the party!  The Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee is celebrating the recently approved Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route, a new addition to the town’s growing bike route network. The event is a leisurely and scenic 12.8 mile round trip bike tour set for Sunday Sept. 27 starting at 2 pm at Southport Beach.

Registered participants will receive a map, turn directions and be asked to complete a short online survey to provide town officials with bike usage data to help future planning.  Survey respondents will also be enrolled in a drawing for a $50 and a $25 gift certificate from our co-sponsor Zane’s Cycles.  Register for the ride now!

We’re also delighted that Zane’s Cycles will be offering bike tour “goody bags” and complimentary water bottles (while supplies last) to registered participants.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the ride back at Southport Beach. In the event of bad weather, the tour will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 25 at 2 pm.

Approved bike helmets are required on the tour. Participating cyclists must be 15 or older.
Thanks and sea (pun intended) you at the beach.

Fairfield’s 1st Electric Vehicle Showcase on Sat, 9/12, 11am-2pm, Auxiliary Commuter Lot, 140 Mill Plain Rd across from Sportsplex@Fairfield

2015NDEWFairfield’s first Electric Vehicle Showcase, which coincides with National Drive Electric Week, will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11 am-2 pm at the auxiliary commuter parking lot at 140 Mill Plain Road across from the Sportsplex@Fairfield.

Town residents are encouraged to participate and learn about the availability and benefits of driving electric. Local dealerships, members of the Westport Electric Club, and many local electric vehicle owners will be on hand to demonstrate their electric options. Dealerships confirmed in participating include Miller-Nissan, Porsche of Fairfield, Tesla Motors, Toyota of Westport, Curran and Prestige VW, Karl Chevrolet, and BMW of Bridgeport. Electric bicycles will also be there, courtesy of Zane’s Cycles.

In addition to lowering carbon emissions, there are financial benefits to driving electric vehicles. These benefits include fuel savings, reduced auto maintenance, federal tax credits (up to $7,500 for Battery Electric Vehicles), new state incentives (up to $3,000), and more.

EVShowcaseGroup2015Fairfield currently has ten electrical vehicle charging stations, with ten more planned. Scott Thompson, Chair of the Fairfield Clean Energy Task, said, “With the highest density of charging stations in Connecticut, the Fairfield community is helping to promote our region’s opportunities for cleaner transportation. It’s the perfect time for an event that brings prime-time electric vehicle technology to a wider audience.”

Fairfield’s first Electric Vehicle Showcase has been organized by the Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force, and the Fairfield Bike, Walk, Run and Fairfield Earth Day Committees. The event is free and open to the public.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “I want to thank our town committees for organizing this first-ever electric vehicle event to educate the public on more ways to benefit the environment and be more energy efficient. Our Town is proud to be an active participant in supporting and utilizing numerous clean energy and green initiatives.”

If anyone is interested in learning more about this event or participating, please go to the Fairfield Electric Vehicle page on National Drive Electric Weeks’ site: