Aquarion announces 2016 awards for Environmental Excellence

The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking to recognize adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities.

For the sixth year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Non-Profit Organization.

“We are proud to see such a large number of outstanding projects that help protect and preserve our state’s environment enter the Environmental Champion Awards, said Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO of Aquarion Water Company.  “As this contest enters its sixth year, we look forward to celebrating the people, companies and non-profit organizations who go above and beyond to care for Connecticut’s natural resources.”

Awards will include a $1,000 award for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental non-profit organizations selected by the other winners. Aquarion will honor winners on June 4 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

The deadline for nominations is May 4, 2016. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome.

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