CT Environmental Champion Awards

Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut's top environmental volunteers

Think of a person, non-profit, or company who has made a real difference to our environment. It could be through a volunteer effort to protect our water sources. Improve air quality. Safeguard land. Or improve wildlife habitat. You’ll find all the criteria below.

And don’t be shy about telling us what you’ve achieved. We welcome self-nominations!


Awards categories include:

  • Communications (traditional or digital media): $2500 grant to the environmental non-profit of the winner's choice
  • Adult, small and large business, and non-profit: $2500 grant to the environmental non-profit of each winner’s choice
  • Student (Grade 9-12): $1000 award

Awards will be given to volunteer projects that excel at:

  • Significantly contributing to the improvement of environmental quality through the protection, conservation, restoration, communication and/or stewardship of natural resources:
    • Air
    • Water
    • Soils
    • Plant and wildlife communities
  • Demonstrating a high achievement level
  • Creating sustainable or reproducible results

Any nominated program must have been in place for at least one year prior to submission, with the exception of a student nomination, which may have been proposed as a school project within the previous 90 days.

Nomination Guidelines & Tips
  • Self-nominations and renominations are welcome.
  • Only voluntary projects are eligible.
  • Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and independent contractors of Aquarion Water Company, as well as their immediate family and household members, are not eligible for an award.
  • If you wish, you may submit additional material in support of your nomination (letters of support, news articles, photographs, videos, etc.) Please include your completed nomination form with materials, and note the deadline.  Materials submitted cannot be returned.
  • Decisions of the judges are final. The judges reserve the right not to make any awards in any of the award categories.
  • All nominations must be received by August 14, 2020.


Email us at environmentalchampionhelp@aquarionwater.com.

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