2019 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards

2019 Award Details

The wait has begun. The nomination period has closed for the 2019 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards – Aquarion’s program honoring individuals, non-profits and companies who have made a real difference to our environment.  Thank you in advance to all who entered. Every entry deserves to be congratulated for the commitment it demonstrates to improving and sustaining our environment for today’s generations and those yet to come.

We will announce the winners on June 1, 2019 at a special event to be held at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. U.S Senator Richard Blumenthal and other dignitaries will be on hand to honor the winners. 




This year, we’ve added a new category for outstanding environmental communications (traditional or digital media). If you know of an individual or organization who has used traditional or digital media to help protect, report or create awareness about our natural resources by informing the public through their communication efforts, please nominate them today.

  • Communications (Category open to individuals and organizations): $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.