Tom Benjamin EPA AwardBoston, MA:  At an awards ceremony held in Boston last week, Tom Benjamin, UMASS Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Landscape design was presented with an EPA Merit Award for his work on the Kent Hospital, Warwick Rhode Island.  “The early adoption of sustainable landscaping is a practical solution to satisfy stormwater compliance issues, LEED certification standards and outdoor aesthetics. These hospitals have strengthened their regional identities as healthcare providers through low impact design and innovative leadership.”   For more information, visit the EPA website at