For Bridgeport, Conn., addressing climate change means saving residents money and bringing jobs into town.
Mayor Bill Finch, Co-Chair of the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs John Humphries and small business leaders gathered on September 25 at the Park City Green Mattress Recycling Facility to highlight how the city is fighting climate change through innovative strategies.
Bridgeport has seen its community turned upside down by climate change in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Now the city is capitalizing on the economic opportunity of addressing climate change with their BGreen 2020 initiative and the development of an Eco-Technology Park that is creating green businesses that are generating local jobs.
Read more about Bridgeport's efforts to create green jobs in a Connecticut Post op-ed by President of the Connecticut State Council of Machinists John Harrity.