'GreenCircle Sustainability Awards' Winners Announced

Business and Professional

June 12, 2017

Hartford, Conn. (June 12, 2017) The Hartford Business Journal and Department of Energy & Environmental Protection are proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 GreenCircle Sustainability Awards.


The GreenCircle Sustainability Awards celebrates those who take a coordinated and holistic approach to reducing their environmental impact and resource demands of their operations and activities.


Projects were recognized in the Business, Government, Individual/Groups, Schools, and Housing sectors.  In addition, two awards were presented for "Innovation."


The 2017 winners are:




· Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.


· PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.


· Pratt & Whitney


· Windsor Marketing Group




· City of Meriden


· Town of North Haven, Clean Energy Task Force


· Town of Woodbridge, Amity Regional School District and Woodbridge Public Schools




· Clean Energy Communities including UI, Eversource/EnergizeCT, Linda Darveau, EPA and Amy Thompson Paguridae


· Grace Farms Foundation




· Regional School District No. 8


· Wolcott Public Schools




· Becker and Becker Associates, Inc.


· Omni Development Corporation




· O & G Industries


· Repair Cafe


"The GreenCircle Sustainability Awards honorees highlight innovative ways businesses, organizations and individuals are positively impacting the environment in the Greater Hartford Region and beyond," said Joe Zwiebel, President and Publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. "We hope these honorees will inspire and encourage others to make Connecticut cleaner and greener. We at the Hartford Business Journal are delighted to be a part of DEEP's efforts to improve the quality of life in Connecticut."


"Since the Agency launched the GreenCircle Award Program 19 years ago, more than 1,100 individuals, businesses, schools and organizations have been recognized for making a real difference in preserving natural resources and protecting the quality of the state's air, water and lands," said DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee. "As a result of these efforts and the contributions of this year's recipients Connecticut continues to be a leader in energy conservation and environmental protection.  We intend to stay on this course and build a prosperous and sustainable 21st century economy even in the face of what appears to be a retreat from this focus by the federal government." 


Background on the GreenCircle Sustainability Awards

Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection now the DEEP established the GreenCircle Award program in 1998 to recognize businesses, institutions, government agencies, individuals, and civic organizations who participated in energy conservation, transportation, pollution prevention or recycling related activities or projects that promoted natural resource conservation or environmental awareness.   Since then, the good works of more than 1,100 award recipients have been recognized.


In 2015, the program was revamped and renamed the CT DEEP GreenCircle Sustainability Award program to focus on the importance of sustainability and the importance of coordinated and holistic approaches to reducing environmental impacts and resource demands.


At that time, a partnership for the awards program was also formed between DEEP and the Hartford Business Journal, to help bring more visibility to the program and build public awareness of it.


For a complete list of 2017 GreenCircle Sustainability Awards Finalists, visit: http://tinyurl.com/j8qe57e


The 2017 Green Circle Sustainability Awards were presented by Hartford Business Journal in association with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). Presenting Sponsors were Eversource/EnergizeCT; event sponsor was Solect. Event partners include: Connecticut Convention Center, J. Fiereck Photography, Merritt Graphics, Rider Productions, The Perfect Promotion, and Co-Communications, Marketing and Public Relations.




About Hartford Business Journal


Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it's market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the "must read" for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 31,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.


About Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)


DEEP is the Connecticut state agency charged with conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment - and making cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy available to this state's families and businesses.  The agency's responsibilities run from managing state parks, protecting wildlife, boating, and hunting and fishing to regulatory programs that protect the quality of our air, water and lands, to the development and implementation of clean energy programs and oversight of the state's public utilities.