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Stamford 2030 District Honors Sustainability Efforts At Inaugural Event

Stamford 2030 Executive Director Megan Saunders
Stamford 2030 Executive Director Megan Saunders Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford 2030 District’s inaugural Change Makers Award event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Headquarters.

The awards reception will begin with keynote address by Brian Geller, founder of the first 2030 District and currently senior vice president, corporate sustainability, Citibank.

The evening will also feature a tribute to the Stamford 2030 District’s first year of accomplishments and a sneak peek at next year’s plans. The recognition program is presented by the Stamford 2030 District, with the support of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Eversource, The Ashforth Co. and Aquarion Water Co.

The Change Makers Award honors projects and organizations excelling in four distinct areas: innovation in energy, water, transportation and sustainable technology.

The award winners are: 400 Atlantic St. (The Landis Group) for Innovation in Energy; The Mill River Park and Greenway (Mill River Park Collaborative) for Innovation in Water; The Sharrow Network (city of Stamford and People Friendly Stamford) for Innovation in Transportation; Living Wall Project (JM Wright Technical School) for Innovation in Sustainability; and an honorable mention to 9 W. Broad St. Property LLC (Forstone) for its work with the C-PACE program.

”We launched this program in October last year and it’s been amazing to see the commitment from the local community to start implementing changes," said Megan Saunders, Stamford 2030 executive director. "We went from zero to 34 members and have benchmarked six million square feet of their buildings. I’m excited to see what we’re able to collectively accomplish in the next year,” says .

“I would like to congratulate all of the members of Stamford 2030 for joining together to make vital changes for our community," said Mayor David Martin. "The partners in Stamford 2030 have really stepped up for the success and sustainability of our city and the surrounding area. And they are not alone. For our part, the city is committed to improving storm resiliency and moving forward with the Energy Improvement District. We believe these efforts are tied to our economic development and ability to attract people to Stamford while conserving important natural resources, all necessary for sustained growth and prosperity.”

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