Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities

The Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
Connecticut park
328 Flax Hill Rd
Norwalk, CT 06854
Daphne dixon 1 2019

Daphne Dixon

Daphne Dixon serves as the Executive Director of Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition and Live Green. The Coalition supports building partnerships to advance affordable, domestic fuels and technologies by hosting stakeholder listening sessions, infrastructure development and corridor planning, fuel/technology outreach and demonstration events as well as site visits and educational tours of fleet operations and infrastructure. Over the past ten years, Dixon’s organization has educated over 25,000 people at over 200 sustainability conferences, trainings, workshops and festivals, including several successful Drive and Ride events. In 2018, she produced the Regional Conference on Sustainable Development: Transportation Forum, which featured leaders in Transit Oriented Development and attracted representatives from over 25 communities in the tri-state area.

In 2014, Dixon received the Community Partner Award from Norwalk Chamber of Commerce for her work in building partnerships and in 2015, she received the Green Award from TownVibe for her regional leadership in sustainability. She serves as chair of Sustainable Fairfield County, a regional organization that works to increase collaboration and awareness of solutions to environmental challenges, and is a member of Sustainable Fairfield Task Force where she supports alternative fuel technology and vehicle projects.

Dixon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in English and American Studies, is a Certified Master Gardener and is a member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps.

25 years

General Stats

  • Designated: November 21, 1994
  • Population: 949,921
  • Area: 649 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Fairfield County

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 0
  • Electric (charging outlets): 253
  • Ethanol (E85): 2
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 3
  • Propane: 8

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2017 DOE-Verified Metrics

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