Aquarion Seeks Nominations for Environmental Champion Awards

Mar 6, 2024 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

14th annual awards program seeks to recognize Connecticut's environmental volunteers

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 6, 2024 – Aquarion Water Company is proud to announce the opening of nominations for the 2024 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards. Now in its 14th year, this program continues to honor the remarkable efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations across Connecticut who are committed to preserving the environment.

“This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Environmental Champion Awards, a testament to the strong public support for environmental stewardship," said Donald Morrissey, President of Aquarion Water Company. "We are thrilled to recognize the extraordinary achievements of those who go above and beyond in their efforts to protect Connecticut's natural resources."

Since its inception in 2010, the Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards have shone a spotlight on the dedication and hard work of Connecticut's environmental volunteers. These advocates for the environment have led by example, demonstrating innovative practices and sustainable initiatives that contribute to the health and vitality of our state. 

The 2024 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards will recognize outstanding environmental contributions in the Adult, Non-Profit Organization, Business, and Student (Grades 9-12) categories. Winners in the Adult, Non-Profit Organization, and Business categories will have the opportunity to choose an environmental non-profit to receive a $5,000 grant in their honor. The winner of the Student category will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

The deadline for nominations is May 3, 2024. The 2024 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards winners will be celebrated at a special ceremony on June 1, 2024, at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. 

"The passion and dedication of Connecticut's environmental volunteers inspire us all and underscore the importance of collective action in safeguarding our environment," added Morrissey. "We look forward to celebrating these remarkable individuals, companies, non-profit organizations, and students for their contributions to our state's environment."

Nominations can be submitted online through Aquarion's website. For more information or to nominate an individual, business, organization, or student, please visit

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S.  Based in Bridgeport, CT, Aquarion has been in the public water supply business since 1857.  Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.  Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

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