DEEP: Special Event GreenCircle Award Recipients

GreenCircle Award Recipients
Special Event: Aquifer Protection Program - December 5, 2011

Company/Individual

Category/Activity

Description of Activity

Creative Services Group, LLC
Madison, CT

Purchase "green-e" certified renewable power that equals or exceeds 20% of energy load of a business, government, or institutional facility; successfully implement an innovative and unique pollution prevention plan or recycling program that generates an environmental benefit; and execute an innovative purchasing program that promotes the procurement of recycled and environmentally preferable products.

Creative Services Group, LLC of Madison, CT with mindful consideration for minimizing environmental impact created and developed the newly published Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Connecticut Aquifer Protection Area Program Municipal Manual. From conception, in collaboration with other sustainability-oriented business leaders, a wide array of design and production options were explored to make the most of our natural resources. The manual was printed locally on an indigo digital press, which consumes 25% less energy than previous press models and reduces oil waste and consumption by 50% through a built-in recycling system. The overall size of the Manual was designed to minimize paper waste. The paper for the Manual is recycled from 100% post-consumer waste and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and was manufactured using 100% wind power. Creative Services Group, LLC, purchases 100% renewable energy and employs telecommuting practices for its workforce.

Alexis Cherichetti
City of Norwalk
Norwalk, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Alexis Cherichetti, Senior Environmental Officer for the City of Norwalk, acting as the municipal Aquifer Protection Agent for the town, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state through her efforts to implement the Aquifer Protection Area Program. Alexis significantly contributed to the success of the state's annual aquifer training program for municipal officials as a leader, as a technical advisor, and as a resource to her peers. Her contributions are included in the newly published CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Aquifer Protection Area Program Municipal Manual. Through Alexis's commitment to this program, the department will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

Mark DeVoe
Town of Plainville
Plainville, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Mark DeVoe, Director of Planning and Economic Development, acting as the municipal Aquifer Protection Agent for the Town of Plainville, has demonstrated a personal and professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state through his efforts to implement the Aquifer Protection Area Program. Mark significantly contributed to the success of the state's annual aquifer training program for municipal officials as a leader, as a technical advisor, and as a resource to his peers. His contributions are included in the newly published CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Aquifer Protection Area Program Municipal Manual. Through Mark's commitment to his program, the department will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

Lori DiBella, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Lori DiBella, Assistant Attorney General, acting as a legal representative for the DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to assisting DEEP staff and management in restoring, protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state. Attorney DiBella assisted with legal efforts that led to the successful creation of the Quinnipiac River Groundwater Natural Resource Damages Fund. The settlement money is from a case involving natural resource damages at the Old Southington Landfill. Attorney DiBella also assisted DEEP staff throughout a competitive grant process that was created to award $2.75 million in grants for two projects which will help to preserve, restore and/or acquire groundwater resources in the Quinnipiac River Regional Basin. Through Attorney DiBella's commitment to this process, DEEP will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

Patricia Horgan
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Patricia Horgan, Retired Assistant Attorney General, acting as the legal advisor, representative, advocate and training instructor for DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state with her efforts. Attorney Horgan significantly contributed to the success of the Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Training Program, the Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program and has consistently provided administrative and procedural guidance to both DEEP staff and municipal aquifer protection and inland wetlands commissioners. Through Attorney Horgan's commitment and effort to these programs, the DEEP will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

Scott Koschwitz
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Scott Koschwitz, Assistant Attorney General, acting as the legal advisor, representative, advocate for DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state with his efforts. Attorney Koschwitz has contributed to the success of the Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Program, and assisted the Municipal Inland Wetlands Management Program and has consistently provided administrative and procedural guidance to DEEP staff and municipal aquifer protection and inland wetlands commissioners. Attorney Koschwitz's practical and understandable approach to training has allowed many commission members and staff to easily grasp difficult case law. Through Attorney Koschwitz's commitment and effort to these programs, the DEEP will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

John M. Looney
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Jack M. Looney, Assistant Attorney General, acting as the legal representative for the DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to assisting DEEP staff and management in restoring, protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state. Attorney Looney led efforts that contributed to the successful creation of the Quinnipiac River Groundwater Natural Resource Damages Fund. The settlement money is from a case involving natural resource damages at the Old Southington Landfill. He also assisted DEEP staff throughout a competitive grant process that was created to award $2.75 million in grants for two projects which will help to preserve, restore and/or acquire groundwater resources in the Quinnipiac River Regional Basin. Through Attorney Looney's commitment to this process, the DEEP achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

John D. Pagini
Town of Bolton
Bolton, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

John D. Pagini, AICP, Director of Community Development, Town of Bolton, acting as the municipal Aquifer Protection Agent for the town has demonstrated a personal and professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state through his efforts to implement the Aquifer Protection Area Program. John significantly contributed to the success of the state's annual aquifer training program for municipal officials as a leader, as a technical advisor, and as a resource to his peers. His contributions are included in the newly published CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Aquifer Protection Area Program Municipal Manual. Through John's commitment to this program, the department will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

Sharon Seligman, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Sharon Seligman, Assistant Attorney General, acting as the legal advisor, representative, advocate and training instructor for DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of groundwater in our state with her efforts. Attorney Seligman significantly contributed to the success of the Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Training Program, and assisted the Municipal Inland Wetlands Management Program and has consistently provided administrative and procedural guidance to DEEP staff and municipal aquifer protection and inland wetlands commissioners. In addition, she is DEEP's legal counsel for an aquifer protection pending legal case. Through Attorney Seligman's commitment and effort to these programs, the DEEP will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's groundwater for this and future generations.

David Wrinn, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental.

David Wrinn, Assistant Attorney General, acting as the legal advisor, representative, advocate and training instructor for DEEP, has demonstrated a personal and a professional commitment to protecting and preserving the quality of water in our state with his efforts. Attorney Wrinn significantly contributed to the success of the Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Training Program, the Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program and has consistently provided administrative and procedural guidance to both DEEP staff and municipal aquifer protection and inland wetlands commissioners. In addition, he played an active role in the development of the Stream Flow Regulations and the Dam Safety Program. Through Attorney Wrinn's commitment and effort to these programs, the DEEP will achieve its goal of protecting and improving the quality of Connecticut's water for this and future generations.

 

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