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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe Participates in Earth Day Activities

Release Date: 04/19/2013
Contact Information: Molly Hooven (News Media Only), hooven.molly@epa.gov, 202-564-2313, 202-564-4355 / Lina Younes (ESPAŅOL), younes.lina@epa.gov, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe will be commemorating Earth Day 2013, April 22nd, by participating in a number of Earth Day activities.

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Acting Administrator Perciasepe will join Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, to announce the first-ever District Sustainability Award and the honorees for the Green Ribbon Schools program. Schools are honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways.

WHO:
Bob Persiacepe, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality

WHAT: Announcement of the first-ever District Sustainability Awardees and honorees for the Green Ribbon Schools program.

WHERE:
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
3220 16
th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010

WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:30 a.m. EDT

NOTE TO EDITORS: This event will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. EDT: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department

Also on Earth Day, April 22, EPA Acting Administrator Perciasepe will participate in EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's "Score One for the Environment!” campaign at the Washington Nationals baseball game to encourage Americans to protect the environment and sharing simple actions people can take to combat climate change. Recyclable bottles and cans will be collected and EPA Acting Administrator Perciasepe will throw the game’s first pitch.

WHO: EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe

WHAT: Throwing the first pitch as part of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's "Score One for the Environment!” campaign at the Washington Nationals baseball game

WHERE: 1500 South Capitol St.
SE, Washington, D.C. 20003


WHEN: 7:05 p.m. EDT



*** NEWS MEDIA MUST R.S.V.P. FOR THE NATIONALS BASEBALL GAME TO RECEIVE CREDENTIALS ***

Follow EPA Acting Administrator Perciasepe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPAadm

Learn more on Earth Day at EPA: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/index.html