NORWALK, CONN. , November 22, 2008 — University of Phoenix's Fairfield County campus is going green and has the award to prove it. The campus was one of 50 community vendors that participated in the first annual Green Faire at the Bartlet Arboretum in Stamford. The Fairfield County campus was nominated and selected by the community for the first annual "Green Coast Award."

The Green Coast Awards were developed to honor and recognize business and organizations in Fairfield County that are socially and environmentally responsible, promote sustainability, have high ethical standards and make conscious decisions to improve their communities and the health of our planet. Nominees were researched to verify that they met the criteria, and the winners were selected by community members voting at The Fairfield County campus was recognized during a reception on November 5.

"University of Phoenix – Fairfield County is so proactive, has such a great sense of responsibility and is truly a role model for the community," said Daphne Dixon, Green Faire/Conscious Decisions event coordinator.

The Green Faire brought people from Fairfield County together to learn how to live green and responsible lives. University of Phoenix's Fairfield County campus was among exhibitors ranging from holistic health experts and eco-friendly builders, to guided nature walks and renewable energy experts, and even master gardeners. Experts provided tips about eco-living, and making a positive difference to improve communities, businesses and the global environment.

University of Phoenix – Fairfield County offers regionally accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in business management and information technology, and MBAs with specializations in global and technology management. The campus is located in Norwalk at 535 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 400. For more information, call (781) 843-0844 or visit


University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


Wendy Paul