About Sustainable Fairfield

Encouraging community action to put Fairfield on the path to a more sustainable path.

Sustainable Fairfield meets the second Thursday of the month at Sullivan Independence Hall. The meetings are open to the public. All schedules and locations are subject to change. Please check the Town Meetings Calendar for cancellations or location changes. Please join us in making Fairfield a cleaner, more energy efficient community!

Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, meetings are currently being held over Zoom video conference to ensure the safety of all participants. Send us a message below to obtain access to the meeting link to attend.

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Read Our Sustainability Plan!

We worked really hard on it. Check it out if you are interested in learning about ways Fairfield can implement improvements to become a greener place.

Recent Meetings & Minutes

September 8th @ 7:00 PM

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Meeting minutes coming soon.

August 10th @ 7:00 PM

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Meeting minutes coming soon.

July 14th @ 7:00 PM

Committees

Volunteers within and outside of the task force who come together to make progress in a particular area of sustainability.
Anyone can join. You do not need to be a member of Sustainable Fairfield to make a difference in your community!

Energy and Built Environment Sub-Committee Members

Energy & Built Environment

Meets: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Chair: Bob Wall

We encourage more efficient and renewably sourced energy use for heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, and electrical equipment in our buildings through easily implemented sustainable solutions that will quickly pay for themselves. To that end, we seek to inform and empower the town, residents, businesses and organizations to make smart energy choices.

Transportation

Meets: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Chair: Daphne Dixon

The Transportation Committee focuses on clean and equitable transportation and infrastructure for all Fairfielders. The benefits of EVs are many including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, improving air quality and public health by the reduction of particulate matter and toxic emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, improving energy security and in some cases, saving money on transportation costs.

We are in conversation with members of the town staff, school district, police department, universities, developers, and residents to collaborate on projects that support EV adoption.

Transportation Sub-Committee Members
Food and Waste Sub-Committee Members

Food & Waste

Meets: First Friday of every month
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Chair: Becky Bunnell

The SFTF Food and Waste committee develops programs that allow town residents to learn how to compost and recycle as well as understand the various sustainable and natural food options in the area. We have gotten grants for discounted composters as well as recycling outreach programs and work with a variety of local organizations and schools on education and outreach programs.

Natural Environment

Meets: Last Friday of each month
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Chair: Mary Hogue

the Natural Environment Committee (NEC) addresses issues around our Town’s drinking water supply & water quality, Town trees and forests, parks & open spaces, beaches, wetlands & marshes, sustainable landscaping, and wastewater management. See the Fairfield Sustainability Plan for more information on these and other topics that affect you. The NEC works with Town staff, citizens, local businesses and organizations to create guidelines and implements projects to help Fairfield better manage and safeguard the health of our community’s natural environment – to improve the quality of life for our citizens and our fauna and flora.

Natural Environment Sub-Committee Members
Equity Sub-Committee Members

Equity

Meets: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Chairs: Emma Kaye, Shawn O’Sullivan

Equity, inclusion and diversity are inherent elements of a sustainable future. All people deserve access to thriving natural resources and healthy environments. SFTF is committed to ensuring equitable outcomes in our work by considering equity in each action we undertake and creating a culture of inclusion within our community by encouraging diverse participation, voices and opinions.

Communication & Outreach

Meets: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Chair: Rabab Syed

As the Communication & Outreach committee, one of our aims is to reach all members of our community through strategic communications about municipal operations, services, and events.

We strive to bring together our community in fun, informative, and constructive ways, through energetic events that can model and engage residents and business owners in sustainability practices, whilst increasing the knowledge-base and effectiveness of our local boards and commissions.

Collaborating with, and supporting, community partners as well as working collaboratively with other municipalities through regional initiatives is also one of our many objectives in our efforts to broaden engagement and increase the impact of sustainability actions.

Community and Outreach Sub-Committee Members
Sustainable Fairfield Students logo

The mission of the Sustainable Fairfield Students is to encourage community action to put Town of Fairfield on a more sustainable path, especially at the youth level.

Susainable Fairfield Students’ Achievements

  • Spoke in front of the environmental committee in the CT Capitol at Hartford (March 2020) on the topic of various environmental bills.
  • Organized and partook in various clean-ups.
  • Raised money for the National Forests Foundation
  • Partnered with other sustainable initiatives (Eco Evolution, BD Provisions)
  • Interviewed Dr. Lauren Pischel of Yale onClaime Change’s effect on health
  • Advocated for local projects in front of the board of selectmen for school solar panels
  • Volunteered and helped plan the Green Wheels Expo and Earth Day concerts
  • Organized environmental movie nights amoung the group
  • Made a PSA on voting for hte 2020 US Election
  • and we are working on planning more clean-ups for Spring and local food rescues here in Fairifeld in a bid to partake in food sustainability.

Get in Touch

 

Address:

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824
USA

 

Email:

sustainablefairfieldtaskforce@gmail.com

 

Phone:

(203) 701-9295

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