The BGreen 2020 Initiative celebrates the release of its first comprehensive progress report documenting the implementation of BGreen 2020, the 10-year strategic plan for improving the environmental quality and livability of Bridgeport’s parks and neighborhood and promoting Bridgeport as a location for the development of green industries and green employment.
BGreen 2020 is the result of a public-private partnership between the City of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, a consortium of local business groups. By building on Bridgeport’s existing strengths, BGreen will modernize the city’s infrastructure, create wealth, intensify urban amenities, enhance environmental quality, enable revitalization without gentrification, and retain Bridgeport’s historic character. Early priorities are the creation of an Energy Improvement District to support energy efficiency and production, adopting a “Transit First” policy, developing a plan for open space use and maintenance, expanding recycling, and protecting the region’s waterways through enhanced stormwater management. A Green Collar Institute will train workers and act as an incubator for developing green industries.
Joseph P. Gresko
City of Bridgeport
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604