April 26, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:09 pm

U.S. EPA honors eight CT eco-friendlies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has honored eight Connecticut individuals, businesses and state and municipal agencies for their work to protect and sustain the region's natural resources.

Hartford's Betsey Wingfield, who works in the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Anthony Leiserowitz, of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven; and Kevin Taylor of the Waterbury Development Corp., were individual honorees.

In the environmental, community, academia and nonprofit category, East Hartford's Goodwin College; Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee in New Haven (Curt Johnson and Nancy Seligson, co-chairs); Connecticut Department of Public Health's Drinking Water Section; Danbury's Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.; and Greenwich Hospital (Thomas Lazzaro, John Huber) were honored.

Norwalk hotel operator HEI Hospitality LLC received an Energy Star Award.


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