On November 15, 2022, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters will present the 2022 Environmental Awards at the newly opened Hotel Marcel in New Haven. Coming off the heels of a banner year for environmental legislation, including Connecticut’s commitment to a 100% zero-carbon electric grid by 2040, Hotel Marcel is a unique venue. It is the first net-zero hotel in the country and takes advantage of many modern sustainable technologies that will be highlighted during the event. Over the past twenty years, the League has evolved into one of the most effective environmental organizations affecting change in Connecticut. We must look back and honor leaders in the state who have shown a commitment to democracy, equity and the environment. That is why we have chosen to host this special evening at Hotel Marcel, the perfect venue for this event. We are also recognizing Denise Merrill for her lifelong work in democracy and environmental issues, as well as RiseUP For Arts CT, who uses the power of artistic murals to bring focus to equity and community issues. Finally, we will be recognizing 50 years of service from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Denise Merrill - Former Connecticut Secretary of State Denise came into politics on an environmental issue – fighting to stop the placement of a polluting facility in Eastern Connecticut. As soon as she was elected to the CT General Assembly, she helped lead the fight to shut down our state’s most polluting power plants known as the “Filthy Five” (and later the “Sooty Six”). As House Majority Leader from 2008 to 2010, Denise was the first to introduce legislation calling for a ban on plastic bags and supported many progressive environmental policies.
She went on to serve as CT Secretary of State for 12 years where she helped to remove unnecessary obstacles to voting and most recently established a program to combat misinformation about the elections on the internet. Her unstoppable work to expand access to absentee ballots and early voting has been instrumental in ensuring every citizen can safely and conveniently exercise their right to vote. Denise will be greatly missed in public office and her commitment to voting rights, democracy, and the environment is to be commended.
RiseUP For Arts CT RiseUP For Arts is a non-profit aimed at creating public art that is inclusive and accessible for anyone. RiseUP for Arts has completed over 100 mural and place-making projects throughout Connecticut. RiseUP works with 50+ local, professional artists, collaborates with 100's of partners, and hosts 1,000+ volunteers per year to help beautify our communities.
RiseUP For Arts creates public art through public art consulting and curating, donations, grants, and community goodwill. RiseUP supports artists, cities, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their public art projects come to life. The organization helps create the vision and manages the entire process to beautify communities. CTLCV is proud to honor RiseUP For Arts for their commitment towards racial justice, community organizing and environmental stewardship. Matt Conway, the Executive Director, will be accepting the award on the organization's behalf.
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) As part of our celebratory evening, CTLCV would like to recognize the 50th anniversary of the creation of DEEP. Lawmakers, advocates and community members across the state have relied on DEEP to enforce and enact policies and legislation that protect our environment. DEEP is a vital component to the state's executive administration and CTLCV is proud of the relationship that has grown in our 22 year existence. We look forward to continuing to work with this institution to create a cleaner and healthier environment for decades to come.
To find out more about our generous sponsors, click their logos to be directed to their website. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please see our sponsorship options below.
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS For sponsorship confirmation or more information, please contact Connor Yakaitis, CTLCV Development Director at (860) 236-5442 or email@example.com. Sponsors can either contribute to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters 501(c)(4) or the CTLCV Education Fund 501(c)(3). To find out more information about CTLCV and CTLCV Education Fund, please visit our websites at www.ctlcv.org and Conservationeducation.org.
Contributions to CTLCV Education Fund are tax-deductible. Contributions to CTLCV are not tax-deductible.
TITLE SPONSOR - $15,000 ▪ Includes 15 complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony ▪ Feature from the podium ▪ Full page advertisement in the Environmental Awards program book ▪ Full slide during slideshow presentation ▪ Sponsor logo on website event page
ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION - $10,000 ▪ Includes 10 complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony ▪ Mention from the podium ▪ Full page advertisement in the Environmental Awards program book ▪ Full slide during slideshow presentation ▪ Sponsor logo on website event page
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD - $5,000 ▪ Includes 10 complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony ▪ Half page advertisement in the Environmental Awards program book ▪ Half slide during slideshow presentation ▪ Sponsor logo on website event page ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE - $1,000 ▪ Includes 4 complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony ▪ ¼ page advertisement in the Environmental Awards program book ▪ Sponsor logo during slideshow presentation ▪ Sponsor logo on website event page
Directions (Click Map to access Google Maps)
Hotel Marcel is located off of I-95 in New Haven. Take the Sargent Drive exit and follow the signs to IKEA. Please click the map below to access Google Maps directions from your location. We highly encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation to reduce emissions. Public transportation planning to/from New Haven as well as within the city can be found by visiting www.cttransit.com.