BAPAC Green Business Award Winners
Michael Superson of Big E's Foodland for outstanding water conservation. Michael implemented a cooling system that conserves approximately 6.6 million gallons of water per year.
Stephanie Kraft of the Valley Advocate for her exceptional coverage of the Barnes Aquifer.
Underwood Farm in Easthampton for their commitment to organic agriculture.
The Masssachusetts Air NAtional Guard 104th Fighter Wing for their commitment to environmental clean up of the base and protection of the Aquifer.
The Citizen Advisory Board for their role in facilitating communication between the public and the Air National Guard on important environmental issues concerning the Barnes Aquifer.
Constance Baker of Westfield, a founding member of the BAPAC. Ms Baker's persistence provided energy to the long process of determining the source of contamination to wells in Holyoke, Easthampton and Westfield.
The Kuzeja Family of Easthampton. The Kuzejas patiently worked with the City of Easthampton and state agencies to place conservation restrictions on individual parcels and the estate. In all, over 120 acres are preserved in Easthampton, Holyoke and Southampton for aquifer recharge and are protected from development and the threat of contamination.
Barbara L. Swords of Westfield. Due to her active role in protecting the environment, Ms Swords has been dubbed the "Green Councilor." Ms Swords is a past chair of BAPC and also chairs the Municipal Underground Tank Committe, which has been successful in the removal of aged USRs throughout the public and private community of Westfield.
Tripple Broof Farm in Southampton in recognition for their environmentally friendly practices.