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Application Deadline Nears for President's Environmental Youth Awards

Release Date: 07/14/2004
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Enesta Jones, 202-564-7873/

(07/14/04) EPA is accepting applications for the 2004 President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) until July 31. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in all 50 states and the U.S. territories are eligible and encouraged to submit applications. Since 1971, EPA has sponsored PEYA annually to honor students from around the country who develop innovative projects that help protect local environments and promote environmental awareness in their communities. Projects recognized in 2003 included: starting an educational campaign that led to the first "green" playground in a neighborhood; conducting an experiment to display the benefits of crushing used oil filters and recycling the oil; and creating a new pedestrian and bike trail. Applicants must be sponsored by an adult and submit evidence of their finished project, along with a completed application, to their local EPA regional office. Pending availability of funding, students are recognized at a ceremony held annually in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the PEYA Program and previous winners, and get an application, visit: