Northrop Grumman, NRG recognized for environmentalism
NORWALK, Nov 27, 2012 (Menafn - The Hour - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Northrop Grumman and NRG Energy were among 19 businesses and individuals recognized by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for their environmental efforts at a GreenCircle awards ceremony in Hartford.
Now in its 14th year the GreenCircle Awards Program honors voluntary efforts that make an environmental difference in Connecticut.
"The award ceremony recognized the efforts of two groups: businesses, who, by their actions, are becoming 'greener' everyday; and individuals, whose tireless efforts make a positive environmental impact in their homes, schools, and communities," Dan Esty, commissioner of the DEEP, said. "The actions of our award winners makes Connecticut a better place for all of us to live and work in everyday."
Northrop Grumman was recognized for instituting pollution prevention and energy savings programs over the last 10 years and showing significant reductions in a variety of substantiability aspects. The pollution prevention team there is involved in projects such as reduction of paper waste, creating environmental outreach groups with local schools, and improving its integrating processes and procedures to reduce the output of solid waste.
NRG Energy modified the electrical system to bring it up to a safe operation system and added several low energy LED lighting fixtures, replacing existing incandescent lights.
Since 1998, the GreenCircle Award Program has recognized more than 1,450 projects. Award recipients are presented a certificate of commendation and recognized publicly for their efforts.
Also recognized Monday were: Anita Goerig, community outreach chairwoman at Beacon Falls; Precision Punch Corporation of Berlin; Sumner Communications in Bethel; EPSN in Bristol; Branson Ultrasonics Corporation in Danbury; Hologic in Danbury; Perk on Main in Durham; Pratt & Witney in East Hartford; Marcia A. Leclerc of East Hartford; Creative Services Group in Madison; Olympic Steel in Milford; U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London; Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook; Aptar in Stratford and Torrington; Jon Petersen in Wallingford; and Philson Incorporated in Watertown.
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