WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recognized young people from across the country at the 2009 President''s Environmental Youth Award
(PEYA) ceremony yesterday, according to a press release.
The students recognized have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection through projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and protect America
''s waters, the release noted.
"The President''s Environmental Youth Award recognizes young people from across the United States who have stepped up to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the communities where we live," said Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.
"Our winners represent the future of environmental innovation."
Winners were selected from among applicants to EPA’s 10 regional offices. Regional EPA panels judged the projects on environmental need, accomplishments of goals, long-term environmental benefits and positive impact on local communities, the release stated.
For more information on winners and project descriptions click here.