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Norwalk Named Finalist For City Livability Awards

Energy and Environment Task Force recognized

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Norwalk, CT | Added on March 31, 2015 At 05:59 PM

The City of Norwalk has been chosen as one of fifteen finalists for the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards in the national division of cities with populations under 100,000.   
 
"It is about our energy efficiencies and things we are doing to make Norwalk better," said Mayor Harry Rilling.
 
An initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, the program is characterized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as “the most competitive award program” sponsored by the organization.    
 
The award honors mayors and city governments for developing innovations that enhance the quality of life in urban areas.

Norwalk is the only municipality in the State to be recognized as a finalist in both the category of cities with populations under 100,000 and cities with populations over 100,000.
         
In its application, the City of Norwalk recognized the work of the Mayor’s Energy and Environment Task Force, chaired by Council member John Kydes.  

Mayor Rilling created the Task Force in February 2014 to promote environmentally responsible use of energy and natural resources among citizens and businesses in Norwalk, and to offer them green energy alternatives.

"It makes me feel good because that task force in particular has really accomplished a lot in a very very short period of time. John Kydes has really been pushing things forward and planning on doing the retro fitting of the lights here at City Hall, looking at solar possibilities and other different ways we can save energy," said Mayor Rilling.

As a finalist, The City of Norwalk has been invited to submit a second application to the judges for the final round of decisions, which will take place in late spring.


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