How GREEN is Our Town?
Working together to grow a sustainable community
Welcome to Fairfield GreenTeam, the community resource that is focused on green and sustainable living in FairfieldCT. Fairfield GreenTeam provides Fairfield business owners and residents a place to find local information as well as community events that provide opportunities to share ideas, engage in activities which will promote sustainability in Fairfield and throughout CT, and provide resources and information needed to make environmentally friendly choices every day which will create sustainable infrastructures.

Fairfield 
 presents:
Fairfield Green Drinks!
First Tuesday of the Month!


The Shack, Hometown Grill
2070 Post Road
5:30pm-7:30pm

RSVP-HERE
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Find Local Events!

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: CONNECTICUT CHAPTERS

FOOD
Farm to School



Vote today!



Bigelow Tea
Leader in Sustainable Workplace Practices
 
Catch a Healthy Habit
Dine-in Restaurant
 
Dan Delventhal
Organic Lifestyle
 
Erin Rigney
Sipsavers
Student Initiative
 
Planet Fuel
Organic Beverage
 
River-Lab, A Program of the Mill River Wetland Committee
Leader in Environmental Commitment-Organization
 
 Sue Cadwell
Health In A Hurry
Organic Chef

Voting has begun for 2012!!
Click HERE to vote
For your favorite 
Sustainable Businesses and
Organizations


Featured
Organizations
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Annual Events in
Fairfield County
Live Green CT!
Sept. 15th & 16th, 2012
Taylor Farm Park
Norwalk, CT
www.livegreenct.com

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Southwestern Connecticut Green Building Council
(A branch of CTGBC)

The SCTGBC is a branch of the Connecticut Green Building Council. We are a diverse, energetic group of professionals who are interested in sustainability and environmental issues.

SCTGBC Membership: 
Please join the CTGBC online and select"SCGBC" as your area of interest. 

Contact SCTGBC:
To be added to our mailing list or for further information email: 
info@sctgbc.org


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Conservation Commission
 - Town Hall, 611/725 Old Post Rd. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-256-3071; fax 203-256-3080
 
CT Audubon Society - www.ctaudubon.org 
(independent)
1. Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield. 2325 Burr St. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-259-6305; fax 203-254-7635 
2. Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum - 314 Unquowa Rd. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-259-0416; fax 203-259-1344 
birdcraft@ctaudubon.org
Connecticut Climate Coalition (aka Clean Water Action) c/o Rob Wall & Brooke Sutter, Fairfield, CT 06824 203-256-0038
cbswall@optonline.nethttp://www.newenglandclimate.org/connecticut.htm
Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby - c/o Jill Kelly and Carol Leighton, Fairfield, CT. 
info@ct-ctl.org - www.ct-ctl.org 
Fairfield Friends of Open Space - 203-254-6414 
www.friendsofopenspace.org 
Fairfield GreenTeam - 1290 Post Road, Suite 207 Fairfield, CT 06824. 203-536-4695
info@fairfieldgreenteam.org www.fairfieldgreenteam.org 
Ash Creek Open Space - Riverside Dr. & Turney Rd. Fairfield, CT 203-256-3144
Friends of Ash Creek - 72 Kenwood Ave. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-259-5605 [ph/fax]
rtking401@aol.com
Fairfielders Protecting Land and Neighborhoods - P.O. Box 413, Fairfield, CT 06824. 203-257-3336 
www.fairfieldersplan.org
Mill River Wetland Committee - River Lab Center, 476 Old Mill Rd. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-259-1847; fax 203-372-0862 river-lab@juno.co - www.river-lab.org
 
Riverfield Improvement Society - 67 Adams Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824 ducks@delara.com -www.riverfieldducks.org
Protect Fairfield - info@ProtectFairfield.org - www.protectfairfield.org
South Western CT Clean Cities Coalition - Coordinator: Ed Boman, 725 Old Post Rd. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-256-3010 eboman@town.fairfield.ct.us
 
Stratfield Improvement Association - c/o Clifton Freedman, 10 Wynn Wood Drive, Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-374-8624; fax 203-365-0356 Clif@vineyardvacationhomes.com
Fairfield Bridle Trails Association 
Southern New England Herpetological Association - 2325 Burr St. Fairfield, CT 06430. 203-259-6305; fax 203-254-7673 
Trout Unlimited, Nutmeg Chapter - PO Box 1594, Fairfield, CT 06835. 203-227-9085; fax 203-226-3611 info@nutmegtu.org - http://www.nutmegtu.org
Fairfield University Program in Environmental Studies - 1073 North Benson Road,  Fairfield, Connecticut 06430. 203-254-4000 www.fairfield.edu/x3439.html
Sacred Heart University Environmental Science Program - College of Arts and Sciences, Room SC101 D, 5151 Park Ave. Fairfield, CT 06432. 203-365-7546; fax 203-371-7888 alkhatibe@sacredheart.edu - www.environmentalscience.sacredheart.edu

Fairfield Garden Club
Greenfield Hill Garden Club



Check out:
GreenTowns Talk

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Find out how you can show your support for local green initiatives and connect with others on Fairfield's GreenTowns community page. Check out the Fairfield Town Page on GreenTowns.





Connecticut's Campaign for Sustainable Communities.
Join the Fairfield Community Page and Support Local Sustainability Efforts

The Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities, spearheaded by Fairfield-based GreenTowns.com, is connecting people throughout the state who want to work together to build awareness and to support each other in the “greening” of Connecticut. The Fairfield town page is filled with local green initiatives, residents who support sustainability efforts and a quote from First Selectman Michael Tetreau. Show your support for local sustainability by joining the Fairfield page.

More than 80 organizations, businesses and green leaders from across the state, are involved in this campaign to connect green initiatives and their supporters in and across every city and town in Connecticut. 

With so many ground-breaking and worthwhile green efforts underway across the state that can be replicated or expanded, GreenTowns can facilitate and accelerate connections that will hasten the growth of sustainable communities.

Launched in May 2011, as a unifying network to share information, ideas and connections across all categories of sustainability, GreenTowns.com is already a vital resource that features green initiatives large and small: from energy projects and shore preservation to electric vehicle charging stations and farmers markets; from innovative recycling programs and organic gardening classes to green building ventures and local community advocacy efforts. More than 15,000 local efforts in nine green categories are now featured on the site, where connections are being made between people across America.

GreenTowns’ Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities will connect people through GreenTowns.com, personal profiles, email updates and expert-moderated list-serves, as well as on the GreenTowns Facebook page, Twitter and the GreenTowns Talk blog.  New this month on GreenTown are newly-designed town pages, a group talk tool and a way to stay informed about green events and efforts through regular updates.

The Connecticut Campaign is the first effort to intensify connections and mutual support for green efforts. Fairfield serves as a model for other towns as there is already a strong commitment to sustainability, and also an opportunity to reach out to more people interesetd in sustainability. 

Supporting the Connecticut Campaign for Sustainable Communities are local, regional and national green organizations including E-The Environmental Magazine, CT Environmental Headlines,  Soundkeeper, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Energy Challenge, the Connecticut chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Live Green Connecticut!, local ”Green Designees” of the NAR (National Association of Realtors),  green bloggers, Fairfield Green Drinks and Fairfield-based Planet FuelFairfield Green Food Guide and Snappy Green

The faster people connect around green, the quicker Connecticut will become sustainable. Check out GreenTowns and support local sustainability.


                                 



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The 5th Annual Green Market Exposition
Coming to Fairfield, CT
Details will be announced in January


2012 Highlights

Microgrids and the Urban Energy Revolution

Solarize Connecticut and Renewable Energy Options

Kerry Kriger, Ph. D., Save the Frogs

Summer Green Drinks at Captain's Cove!!

First Selectman Tetreau and presentation of
Green Coast Award to the Town of Fairfield

Fairfield Green Drinks Celebrated Third Anniversary!



2011 Highlights

Fairfield Green Drinks
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Captain's Cove
Black Rock
6:00-8:00pm
RSVP HERE

Fairfield Green Drinks 
presents:
How Green is Your Town?
Find out what is going on throughout Fairfield County!

Featuring:

Solar Connecticut


Michael Trahan, executive director of Solar Connecticut, Inc.


Solar Connecticut Inc., five-year old 501 (c) (3) not profit advocacy group educating Connecticut residents, business owners and policy makers on the benefits of clean, renewable solar power.  Members are mostly representatives of the 100 small businesses eligible to offer the solar electric (PV) and solar thermal state and federal solar incentives including specialized solar-installers, licensed electrical and plumbing contractors as well as architects, manufacturers, dealers and suppliers.  Solar Connecticut educates through media awareness, legislative lobbying and its annual October Solar Tour and is deeply involved in state licensing, local permitting, and the design of state/federal incentives related to the solar industry.


Share Your Green Community Initiative 
with Others at Green Drinks!
To Participate at Green Drinks, Choose a Category Below and Submit Your Community Initiative HERE

Check out Local Initiatives:



Green Drinks is a casual gathering of green-minded people, who gather together every month, and 
share information about sustainability.

No Admission Charged.
All are Welcome!
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Featured in March:
(a division of Impressions Services) 
 100% green business, and is pleased to support Fairfield Green Drinks for the March event.


Urban Camouflage

Fairfield Earth Day Celebration

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January Green Drinks
Anniversary Party!
January 4th, 2011
Fairfield Green Drinks Celebrated Our
Second Anniversary!
Featuring Ken Edwards'
Tesla Roadster!!!
Read More HERE
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2011 Exhibitors


Be Alkaline Now
A resource for people interested in learning about alkaline/acid balance in the body; feeling good, looking good, improvements in any number of chronic health conditions. This way of living is a wonderful door to wellness. 

Sustainable and Holistic Living

Delivering Farm Fresh Goodness to Your Door
All Year Round!

Because There is No "Away"



Recognizing Leaders in Holistic and Sustainable Living Practices

Hydro-Dynamics, Inc.

Get the Gas Off Your Grass!



Southport Acupuncture/Affordable Acupuncture of CT:
Specializing in treating all kinds of pain; high quality and effective acupuncture care in Fairfield as well as cost effective rates for acupuncture in community style clinic in Stamford.
 
100% Renewable Energy for a lower rate than UI or CL&P
and more!

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Fairfield Green Coast Award Winners Announced at 
Third Annual Green Faire Business Expo

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Monthly Events:

Town of Fairfield Green Drinks



Town of Fairfield

Green Drinks
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Always The First Tuesday Of The Month
Always Taco Tuesday
The Shack
2070 Post Rd, Fairfield
Free Parking    No Admission Charged
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September 15th-16th, 2012
Taylor Farm Park
Norwalk, CT
To Request Info Click HERE

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Green Drinks International

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.

These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good, and we hope you will join us sometime!

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Join Us at Green Drinks!
TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN US!!
1) It's Fun!
Make friends, see friends, network and socialize in a friendly environment with others who are interested in sustainability.

2) Learn Something New!
Talk with our special guests 

3) Support Operation Hope:
Bring something for Operation Hope's pantry.

4) Get involved in local events and projects

5) Support Eco-Friendly Living
Come to Green Drinks and share your vision of a healthier planet with others and learn what others are doing to create and support sustainable living.

Town of Fairfield Green Drinks is a casual gathering of green-minded people interested in sharing ideas about sustainability. No charge to attend and all are welcome. Ample free parking available._