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Two New Hampshire Groups Receive Environmental Education Grants

Release Date: 10/12/04
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Peyton Fleming, public affairs office, 617-918-1008

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2004; Release # 04-10-19

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has awarded $25,650 in environmental education grants for two projects in New Hampshire. The two organizations receiving the funds are among 18 recipients throughout New England that were awarded a total of $188,900.

Selected from among 77 applicants in New England, the two organizations receiving grant money for projects in New Hampshire are the Appalachian Mountain Club and Keene State College.
The grants are targeted to organizations that tackle community issues, environmental justice, curriculum development and environmental health issues.

"Environmental education gives our children the building blocks necessary to create a cleaner environment for their own futures and for future generations," said Robert W. Varney, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office. "These grants support environmental education projects that address such challenges as water ecology, preservation and environmental justice issues."

    • The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), based in Boston, is receiving $10,200 for its Mountain Watch program, which educates local residents, New England schools and hikers visiting AMC’s mountain facilities on how air pollution and climate variability are connected and how they can impact on northeast’s highest peaks.
    • Keene State College. along with its partners, is receiving $15,450 to expand its successful elementary level vermicomposting curriculum. This project introduces and establishes vermicomposting in high schools by creating a core curriculum for grades 7-12, combining vermicomposting with the National Geography Standards.
For more information on the agency's education programs, visit the agency's web site at

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