Multi-Faith Vigil on Climate Change Action Sunday, TODAY, 4pm @ St Paul’s, 661 Old Post Rd, Ffld

Please join us on TODAY, Sunday, January 22nd 4pm at St Paul’s, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT for a candlelight vigil to support our efforts to mitigate the problems associated with climate change. This is a wonderful way to celebrate our community and our continued successful work towards a more sustainable Fairfield.  Come together as a  community to celebrate and support each other!
multifaithvigil_jan22_stpaul_661oldpostrdffldPlease help spread the word by sharing with your own religious organizations and friends.

Fairfield Launches Cutting Edge Solar Program Wednesday, 3/23, Sherman APR

fairfield-1024x341First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced on March 16, 2016 that the Town’s Clean Energy Task Force, in conjunction with Solarize Fairfield, is holding a free workshop for residents to learn if their house is good for solar on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Roger Sherman Elementary School, 250 Fern Street. At the workshop, residents can learn about the Solarize Fairfield program, be introduced to their solar installer, and hear about financing options.

photoThe Town of Fairfield has been selected to participate in a cutting-edge solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Solarize Fairfield is part of Solarize Connecticut, the ground breaking residential solar program that has been spearheaded by Connecticut’s Green Bank through a partnership with SmartPower. Solarize Connecticut has helped thousands of residents save money on energy bills through solar.

Solarize Fairfield is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the Town of Fairfield. Through a competitive selection process, Solarize Connecticut has selected All Green it Solar as their solar installer. All Green it Solar will provide all the solar installations in Fairfield in exchange for special discount pricing.

AllGreenItSolarSolarize Fairfield also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs. SmartPower has partnered with Dividend Solar, a national solar financing company, to help qualified residents save money with the $0 down financing option. Other financing resources are available through Fairfield’s solar installer. To be eligible, residents must sign an installation contract by July 28, 2016.

ds_logoSolarize is an increasingly popular program that increases residential solar through a proven formula. It relies on an on-the-ground outreach campaign provided through the Town that helps educate consumers. The pre-selected solar installer means residents are getting the best possible price and equipment, specifically chosen for Fairfield residents, and, special financing makes going solar affordable.

“The Town of Fairfield is excited to bring Solarize Fairfield to our residents,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau. “Solar can be a very cost efficient way to meet your home’s electricity needs while also helping to reduce the damaging impact of fossil fuels on the environment. At the same time, the Solarize Fairfield program is specifically designed to make it very straightforward for our residents to learn more about solar and decide whether ‘going solar’ is right for your home. I encourage Fairfield homeowners to attend one of the public events over the next 18 weeks to learn about how you can use solar to take better control of your energy costs, as well as help safeguard our environment.”

“Connecticut is truly becoming a national leader in solar through the Solarize Connecticut program,” reported Brian Keane, President of SmartPower. “Working in partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank, we have been able to add more than 17 MWs of residential solar across the state, with over 2,000 households participating. We continue to see financing and the Solarize model bringing down the cost of solar and making it affordable for more and more homeowners throughout Connecticut.”

Homeowners who want to get started finding out if their home is conducive for solar can go directly to to “Get Started.” Information about other public events to help residents learn about the program will be posted on this site as those events are scheduled.   Residents who live in surrounding communities can also participate in Solarize by going to

For more information about Solarize Fairfield, please visit, or contact Chamae Mejias at

1/8/2016 Meeting on Climate Change

CIRCA ED Jim O'Donnell CT DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee Senator Chris Murphy 20160108 Climate Change Presentation in New HavenReally interesting meeting ranging from the global to the local on Climate Change with US Senator Chris Murphy; CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Rob Klee; Center of Institute for Resilience & Adaptation (CIRCA) Executive Director, Jim O’Donnell, with special insights on COP21 Climate Talks in Paris by US State Dept Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change Trigg Talley.  The take away is the Paris talks provide substantive goals with 180 countries signing.  What can we do in Fairfield to make positive change happen?