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A weeklong adventure of fun, prizes and energy efficiency is coming to Stratford September 23 through September 30. Downtown Stratford Goes Green is a free community event brought to you by United Illuminating (UI) as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative where you can earn rewards and take control of your energy future just by visiting participating shops, restaurants and businesses.  

Residents will receive a mailer containing their Passport to Efficiency. Bring this booklet to any participating location during Downtown Stratford Goes Green to earn stamps that can later be redeemed for energy efficient prizes. Anyone who spends $25 or more at one location will also earn an additional stamp; however, no purchase is necessary to win.

Prizes are awarded in a three-level system based on the amount of the stamps you collect – the more you earn, the more you win. There is a limit of 1 prize pack redemption per household. In addition to a prize pack, every level achieved also qualifies as an entry into a drawing for one of two Honeywell® programmable thermostats (retail value $149); and, anyone who reaches level three and submits their passport will be eligible to win the grand prize – a 32” ENERGY STAR®-certified Vizio® Smart TV (retail value $199).

Furthermore, residents can purchase a 32-gallon recycling bin from the Stratford Home Depot at a significantly-reduced price during the week of event, and can receive a discount on solar installation through a participating vendor.

Those who can’t wait to start their path to efficiency are encouraged to visit to discover how the Home Energy SolutionsSM program helps residents save energy and money. A discount toward the program copay can be earned as part of Downtown Stratford Goes Green, including a $149 coupon at level three which covers the entire cost.  

Complete details, prize listings and a directory of participating locations are available at

UI is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). For more information on energy-saving programs and services provided through the Energize Connecticut initiative, call 1-877-WISE-USE or visit

About Energize Connecticut:

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 877.WISE.USE.