Sunday, June 2, 2019

President’s Environmental Youth Award Program Now Accepting Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted by the President’s Environmental Youth Award Program to recognize outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The deadline for nominations is December 15.
Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness.
Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration.
Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:
-- Restoring native habitats;
-- Recycling in schools and communities;
-- Construction of nature preserves;
-- Tree planting;
-- Installing renewable energy projects;
-- Creating videos, skits and newsletters that focused on environmental issues; and
-- Participating in many other creative sustainability efforts.
PA Winners
In 2017, Ardmore, Delaware County brothers Devin and Roldan Kramer won the President’s Environmental Youth Award for grade levels K-5 for their work to save frogs and toads.
In 2016, the Park Forest Elementary School Zero Waste Team in the State College Area School District and Rohan Chalasani, a junior at Fox Chapel High School in Pittsburgh also won the President’s Environmental Youth Award.
Visit the President’s Environmental Youth Award Program webpage for all the details.
(Photo: Top- Devin & Roldan Kramer and Rohan Chalasani, Bottom- Park Forest Elementary Zero Waste Team.)
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