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NEXT TUESDAY: ADMINISTRATOR JACKSON MARKS EPA 40th ANNIVERSARY IN ATLANTA WITH EVENT AT CORETTA SCOTT KING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Release Date: 11/24/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8327, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – Nov. 24, 2010) —As part of a weeklong series of events to highlight EPA’s 40 years of protecting American communities, EPA Administrator Jackson will visit the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Academy in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 30th to highlight the Agency’s commitment to children’s health. EPA and the Academy will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding, the first of its kind in the region. The speaking program will begin at 9:00am with opportunities for questions from the press immediately following.

Administrator Jackson will be joined by City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with a number of organizations including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, City of Atlanta, Mothers and Others for Clean Air, the Captain Planet Foundation and the Georgia Clean Air Campaign are also partnering in this event to help promote awareness to people of all ages about environmental issues that adversely impact children’s health.

This events helps kick off a week-long commemoration of EPA’s 40th anniversary. EPA opened its doors for business on December 2, 1970. Throughout the week Administrator Jackson and the Agency will hold events to highlight the impact of its efforts to clean up the air Americans breathe the water they drink and the communities they live in. They will also focus on some of the unfinished business of the environmental movement.


WHO: Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta
Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, EPA Region 4, Regional Administrator
Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director, EPA’s Office of Children Health Protection

      Allen Barnes, Director, Georgia Environmental Protection Division

WHAT: Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Environmental Emphasis and Awareness Day.
          Activities include:
-A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new community garden and composting center
-Initiation of a waste minimization and recycling program
-Throughout the day there will be numerous environmentally focused activities led by students

WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 9:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
      School Auditorium
      1190 Northwest Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318


To request an interview with Administrator Jackson, please email Dawn Harris Young at harris-young.dawn@epa.gov