Goodwin College is among the companies and organizations selected as finalists for the 2016 Green Circle Sustainability Awards, a joint initiative of the Hartford Business Journal and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
The Green Circle Sustainability Awards recognize Connecticut businesses, institutions, individuals, or groups that take a coordinated and holistic approach to reducing their environmental impact.
Goodwin was selected as a finalist based on its initiative to capture rainfall and snow melt from the roof of the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), the College’s sustainability-themed magnet high school, located on the Riverside Drive campus. The water subsequently is stored in a subsurface cistern and is used for toilet and urinal flushing in the school’s bathrooms. Not only does this practice contribute to the school’s commitment to water conservation, it also makes a direct impact on its monthly water usage bill.
In a special evening event on May 23 at Hartford’s Infinity Hall, the Hartford Business Journal and DEEP will celebrate and recognize the 2016 winners and to spread the word about the strides that companies right here in Connecticut are making. Projects will be recognized in the categories of Energy, Transportation, Pollution Prevention, and Recycling.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.