By: Allan Appel

“God gave us only one planet,” declared Edward Grant (at right in photo), who for 30 years has been one of New Haven’s most energetic and accomplished environmental activists, “and if we destroy it, that’s it; there will not be another.” The moment, however, was not one of apocalypse but rather of celebration and good feeling beneath a beautiful cerulean blue sky, as if tailor-made by Mother Nature to mark this occasion: the awarding of New Haven’s first-ever Green Awards at Common Ground High School off Blake Street in West Rock.

There, on Monday, 100 people gathered to celebrate and honor an individual, a non-profit, and a business in New Haven which have contributed over the last year to a “lasting public health or environmental benefit.”

Read more on the New Haven Independent website.