2019 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards

2019 Award Details

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!
We will announce the winners on June 1, 2019 at a special event to be held at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

So send in your nomination today. Click here for the Online Award Nomination Form or here to download the Award Nomination Form PDF




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.