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2 Organizations in The Southeast Receive 2005 EPA Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award
Release Date: 04/22/2005
April 22, 2005
Contact: Laura Niles, Phone: (404) 562-8353
(Atlanta, Ga.-April 22, 2005) Two organizations in the Southeast were recognized this week by the Environmental Protection Agency at the First Annual Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award Program for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the field of children’s environmental health protection.
The two Southeastern organizations being recognized are the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Program in Atlanta, Ga. and the Western North Carolina School Bus Retrofit Program in Asheville, NC.
The Children’s Environmental Health Awards are designed to increase awareness, stimulate activity and recognize efforts that protect children from environmental health risks at the local, regional, national and international level. There are two levels of the awards, Recognition and Excellence. The Recognition Award was designed for groups or individuals who have demonstrated commitment to protecting children from environmental health risks. The Excellence Award is a competitive award designed for groups or individuals who have demonstrated leadership and a track record in the protection of children from environmental health risks. Individuals, communities, non profit organizations, schools and universities, governmental agencies, and businesses were invited to apply for the Excellence Award.
Nationally, there were 15 recipients of the Excellence Award. These 15, including the 2 Southeastern winners, were recognized at an award ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2005.
For a complete list of the award recipients and a description of their programs, go to: https://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/2005_CEH_Awards.htm.