WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Town of Westport and other municipalities received recognition from the executive board of Live Green Connecticut! as a founding community for sharing best practices, providing municipal case studies and joining its sustainable network at a ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Other recognized municipalities were Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford and Wilton.
Westport Building Official Steve Smith, Green Task Force member Pippa Bell Ader and Electric Car Club President Leo Cirino attended the ceremony and received the award on behalf of the town.
Westport was recognized for the ongoing sustainable project “Work in Westport CT: A Case Study of the Town’s Solar Transportation Hub at the Metro North Train Station.” The project was organized by Steve Smith and Deputy Police Chief Foti Koskinas (project manager), with sponsorship provided by the Westport Electric Car Club, CL&P and the Westport Green Task Force; thanks also go to contractors Encon Solar and John Rountree of Westport Solar Consultants.
“I congratulate and recognize the hard work of all those involved in achieving this recognition," said First Selectman Jim Marpe. "The Town is grateful to have dedicated volunteers, consultants and employees who work on our behalf to create a sustainable, green environment for us all. The train station project, for which the town is now realizing significant savings on electricity, is a wonderful achievement and a project which should be emulated as much as possible throughout Westport.”
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