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Students Recognized for Contributing To Healthier Environment

Release Date: 04/19/2007
Contact Information: Jessica Emond, (202) 564-4355 / emond.jessica@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 19, 2007) EPA will recognize 50 young people from around the country tomorrow at the 2006 President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) for their contributions in promoting environmental awareness and community involvement in such issues as recycling, energy efficiency, climate change and water conservation. Winners were selected from among applicants to EPA's 10 regional offices. Regional EPA panels judge projects on environmental needs, accomplishment of goals, long-term environmental benefits and positive impact on local communities.

WHO:
Stephen L. Johnson, EPA Administrator
William D. Ruckelshaus, former EPA Administrator

WHAT:
President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)

WHEN:
Friday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
EPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios South Building,
The Green Room, 3rd floor
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
(Metro exit for blue/orange lines is Federal Triangle. As you exit the metro escalator go left into the building entrance.)

NOTE: Reporters attending need to bring credentials and register for the event. Please have a photo identification card from a news organization with your name and title, White House or Congressional identification. To register for this event please send an email to Andrew Wilkins at: wilkins.andrew@epa.gov

Information on the PEYA program, the 2006 award winners and their project descriptions: epa.gov/enviroed/peya/peya2006.html