The 6th annual Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards ceremony has been held by Aquarion Water Company. Aquarion accepted hundreds of nominations from across the state in four categories: Large Business, Non-Profit Organization, Adult and Student in Grades 9 through 12.
The awards recognize volunteer projects that have significantly contributed to the improvement of Connecticut’s environment through the protection, conservation, restoration or stewardship of natural resources.
The student winner, Anna Bower Richardson of Southbury, received $1,000 award. The adult winner was Dick Leavenworth of Woodbury, who received a $2,500 grant to go to an environmental non-profit of his choice. The non-profit winner was the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies of Danbury, which received a $2,500 grant.
Pratt and Whitney was the large business winner.