The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is excited to welcome this summer’s Sustainable CT Fellows Adrian Huq and Michio Agresta.  Each summer, Fellows are placed with Councils of Governments (COGs) to assist municipalities in achieving Sustainable CT certification and to support the COGs with sustainable actions and projects. Sustainable CT partners with Connecticut COGs to facilitate regional planning of sustainability initiatives, communicate and track progress, and to provide towns with overarching frameworks for sustainability goals. 

Adrian Huq is a rising junior at Tufts University in Massachusetts with a major in Applied Environmental Studies and a minor in Film and Media Studies. They are passionate about recycling and waste management, climate change, and climate justice. Adrian is returning to NVCOG for their second summer as a Sustainable CT Fellow and is eager to see the progress that municipalities have made since last year. In their free time, one of Adrian’s hobbies is doll collecting.  

Michio Agresta is a senior at the University of Connecticut with a major in Natural Resources and minors in Spanish and Human Rights. Michio has plans to study abroad in Lima, Peru this fall. As a Sustainable CT Fellow, he looks forward to getting to know the 19 municipalities of our region and is excited to learn more about sustainability initiatives. In his free time, Michio enjoys listening to music, hiking, mountain biking, and skateboarding.