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EPA Announces First Awards for Protecting Children from Environmental Risks
Release Date: 10/05/2004
Following are some Agency developments which may interest you. If you need more information on any of these subjects, call the appropriate contact.
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Applications are now being accepted for EPA's first Children's Environmental Health Awards. The 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. Children are susceptible to some environmental risks, because their nervous, immune, digestive and other systems are still developing. The Children's Environmental Health Awards will recognize individuals, organizations and businesses on an annual basis that are engaged in activities to protect children from environmental health risks. There are two levels of the Children's Environmental Health Awards. The Recognition Award (level one) is designed for groups or individuals who have demonstrated commitment to protect children from environmental health risks. Applicants must show that they have initiated outreach, education or intervention activities. Winners will receive a certificate of recognition and use of the children's environmental health awards logo. The Excellence Award (level two) recognizes applicants who have demonstrated leadership and a track record in the protection of children from environmental health risks. Outreach, education and intervention projects or programs must have been in place for at least six months. Award winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in Spring of 2005. They will also receive use of the children's environmental health awards logo and recognition on EPA's Children's Health Web site. Applications are due Dec. 15, 2004. For additional information or to obtain an application, go to:
https://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/news2.htm or call the Office of Children's Health main number at 202-564-2188.