How is a green community created? It takes an integrated approach to sustainability: local businesses, community members, government, corporations, should work together to create and support resiliency. It’s critical that this happens from the bottom up and the top down.
What’s the magic behind a green community and what are the essential components? Building blocks for a green community include an active chapter of the US Green Building Council, local Green Drinks organization, active Master Gardeners and support from town leaders. Check out Fairfield, Connecticut. GreenTowns supports these green community building blocks by featuring them on 15,000 community pages.
GreenTowns also participated in the recent Green Coast Awards ceremony in Fairfield, Connecticut, featuring 2012 Honoree, DEEP Commissioners Dan Esty. Pictured above are Fairfield County, Connecticut, 2012 Green Coast Awards Winners: Dan Delventhal, Founder, MowGreen.US; Daphne Dixon, Director, GreenTowns; Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty; Robert Araujo, Manager Sustainability and EHS Programs, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.)
How Green is YOUR town? Find out at GreenTowns.
Here’s What You Can Do RIGHT NOW!
- Join your community’s GreenTowns network and stay connected.
- Discover sustainability initiatives in your town.
- How green is your state? Check out GreenTowns Guides: Greenest States
Together, we will make a difference.
More about the Green Coast Awards: The Green Coast Awards honor and recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are socially and environmentally responsible. The winners promote sustainability, have high ethical standards and make conscious decisions that improve resiliency in our communities. Voting was done online, throughout the year. Winners were announced at The Green Faire in Stamford Connecticut and at Fairfield Green Drinks in Fairfield, Connecticut. To see the complete list of 2012 Green Coast Award winners, please visit the Green Coast Awards Initiative on GreenTowns.