United States
Environmental Protection
Communications, Education
And Public Affairs
                               EPA 171-F-95-001
The President's
Environmental Youth
     1994 National Winners

The Presidents Environmental Youth Awards
Young people in all fifty states are invited to participate in the
President's Environmental Youth Awards Program, which
offers them, individually and collectively, an opportunity to
become an environmental force within their community.
   The President's Environmental Youth Awards Program
encourages individuals, school classes, schools, summer
camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to
promote local environmental awareness and to channel this
awareness into positive community involvement.
              "Preserving the environment is at the core
                 of everything we have to do in our own
             country...As we renew out environment, we
                      renew our national community. "
                                                      President Bill Clinton
                                   "Environmental Protection begins with
                                   environmental education. Only by learning
                                   how we relate to our environment can we
                                   contribute to making and keeping the world
                                   around us a safer, cleaner place to live ".
                  Carol M. Browner

EPA Regional Offices
EPA Region 1
JFK Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203
617-565-9447 or FAX: 617-565-3415
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hamp-
shire, Rhode Island, Vermont

EPA Region 2
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
212-637-3678 or FAX: 212-637-4445
New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

EPA Region 3
841 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107
215-597-6685 or FAX: 215-597-6685
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Virginia, District of Columbia

EPA Region 4
345 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA  30365
404-347-3004 or FAX: 404-347-3721
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missis-
sippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

EPA Region 5
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
312-886-0995 or FAX: 312-353-1155
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,
EPA Regicin 6
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
214-655-2204 or FAX: 214-655-2118
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Texas      \

EPA Region 7
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-551-7003 or FAX: 913-552-7066
Iowa, Kansasl Missouri, Nebraska

EPA Regkfn 8
One Denver Place
999 18th Street
Denver, CO ,80202-2405
303-294-1113 or FAX: 303-294-7665
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Utah, Wyoming
EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA  94105
415-744-1581 or FAX: 415-744-1605
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American
Samoa, Guam, Trust Territories of the Pacific
EPA Regicin 10
1200 Sixth AJvenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 553-1207 or 1-800-424-4EPA
FAX: 206-553-1809
Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

 United States Environmental Protection Agency
 President's Environmental Youth Awards Application

 Individual, School, Camp, or Youth Group.  (Circle one)           Sponsor
                                               This is a voluntary program. Applications should be
                                               completed only by those who wish to participate.


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                                                                                                - Telephone (  )-
                                                                                          - State -
 Project  Award To Be Considered For
                                 AWARD     (Check One or Both).
  Describe Project and results achieved.
                                                                                           Number of
                                                                                           Project Dates

                                                                                           Beginning   —

                                                                                           Ending     _
                                                                                           Date or Last
                                                                                           Day of Term -
  Name organizations which helped on project and describe how they helped.
                                                    Did Project
                                                    Recieve Press

                                                                D Yes     D No
                                                    If "Yes" attach Press Clippings
 On a separate sheet of paper, please list the name(s), addresses, ages and grades of individuals qualifying for awards. Print or type the name(s)
Signatures Application must be signed by adult sponsors.
                                                                    OMB 2090-0007 - Expiration Date: December 31, 1995


 1994 Project Examples

    On the island of Maui, is an ancient royal
 Hawaiian fishpond called Kanaha Pond that had
 become overgrown and was being used as a
.dump.  Six members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop
 460 cut overgrown bushes and trees, removed
 tons of trash, pulled weeds and reintroduced
 native grasses and plants. Native waterfowl
 including the rare Hawaiian Stilt have returned to
 Kanaha Pond.
    In Colorado, Hygiene Elementary School
 project SOS-Save our Species-was a year-long
 study of wildlife and global habitats of endan-
 gered species.They designed and published an
 endangered species calendar, a 50-page coloring
 book, a conservation newspaper, and ten global
 habitat  books. Every hallway was converted into
"a "hallway habitat" such as an Asian jungle or
, coral reef.  Over 1,000 people attended their
 community environmental festival.
    Future Farmers of America (FFA) members
 ofMorgan County High School in Georgia
 started an environmental awareness program
 "Recycle Soon It's Vital to Our Planet (RSVP).
 They built and continue to operate the first
county-wide recycling centen-reducing thfl amount
of trash in the landfill by 300,000 poundsJThey
used the proceeds to construct and
maintain an Outdoor Environmen-
tal Study Area and Classroom. This
area consists of a three-acre
:"wildlife habitat" centered around a
once nonexistent, one-acre pond.
They drafted a state resolution,
House BillNo. 168, that was
passed by the State Legislature to
encourage all citizens in Georgia to
recycle and to respect the environ-
ment -•'•;•   .•-'•;  ••','
    Boy Scout Troop; 152 of
Fayetteville, New York worked to
revive a stream erosion abatement
project at the Carpenter's Brook
Fish Hatchery. On week-ends they
camped out on the grounds of the
hatchery and worked in shifts to         r
construct a dam using natural log materials. The
dam provides food, shelter and living space for
the trout that inhabit the stream.         '
                                                                                                     Kendal Maalea tackles
                                                                                                        some of the tangled
                                                                                                      brush around Kanaha
 How The Program Works
    The program has two components: the
 regional certificate program and the national
 awards competition. Regional certificates are
 awarded by the Regional Offices of the U.S.
 Environmental Protection Agency. The national
 award winners are selected by the Regional
 Offices and their recognition program is
 administered by EPA Headquarters in
 Washington, D.C.

 Regional  Certificate  Program
    The sponsor must complete the attached
 application and mail it to the appropriate EPA
 Regional Office (see listing on back of brochure).
 The regional certificate program is conducted
 year-round; therefore, applications for the
 regional program can be submitted at any time.
    If a project is completed in the regional
 component of the program, all participants will
^receive certificates signed by the President of the
 United States, honoring them for their efforts in
 environmental protection.

 National Awards  Competition
    If a project produced especially significant
 results, sponsors are encouraged to enter the
 national awards competition by marking the
                                              appropriate box on the application. One j
                                              outstanding project from each of the ten EPA
                                              Regions is selected for national honors. ;
                                                National individual project winners, or one
                                              representative from a national award-winning
                                              group project, along with one project sponsor,
                                              will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington,
                                              D.C. They will participate in the annual National
                                              Awards Ceremony, and consult with the EPA
                                              Youth Work Group about the President's;
                                              Environmental Youth Awards Program and other
                                              environmental education initiatives for young
                                              people.                              :
                                                The President's Environmental Youth Awards
                                              program was expanded in 1991  to include
                                              corporate sponsorship and grants. The Keebler
                                              Company presented  $1,000 grants to each winner.
                                              Church & Dwight Company, Inc., makers of Arm
                                              & Hammer Baking Soda, hosted a luncheon,
                                              presented a $1,000 grant to each winner, bid also
                                              presented a smaller grant to the first, second, and
                                              third runner-up in each region.         '

                                              Application  Procedures
                                                Although creativity is encouraged, applications
                                              must conform to the following guidelines:
                                              • The sponsor(s) MUST sign and date the
                                                                        (Continued on, back page)

                      • The application must summarize the project in
                      no less than three and no more than five 8-1/2
                      by 11 inch pages, not including supporting
                      materials. These supporting materials may
                      include mounted photographs, news clippings,
                      and other supplemental items such as full texts of
                      scientific papers. Typed (double spaced)
                      applications are encouraged. Applicants should
                      type or write only on one side of each sheet.
                      • Applicants are strongly urged to follow  the
                      specific criteria that the Regional Judging  Panel
Additional participants of
winning projects with
EPA Administrator
Browner and
Pice President Gore
will use to evaluate applications. (See Judging
Criteria.) Because judges cannot visit projects,
students are encouraged to include photographs,
newspaper articles, and other supporting
materials with their applications. This will help
the judging panel to gain a more comprehensive
view of a project.
• On a separate sheet of paper, attached to the
3-5 page application, list the group name (if
applicable), names of individuals and addresses
of all project participants and sponsors. Also list
the project name if it has one. The sponsor's
home and work telephone numbers and signature
must appear on this sheet.

How To Apply
   To be eligible, a young person, or group of
young persons, must have completed an
environmental project while in grades
kindergarten through 12, and the project must be
sponsored by at  least one adult representative of
their school, camp, youth group, or public
interest group.
Application Deadline
   To participate in the annual national awards
competition, projects must be completed by July
31 of the award year; applications must be mailed
to the appropriate Regional Office; and
applications must be postmarked by July 31 or
earlier of the same award year. Do not mail the
application to EPA Headquarters in
Washington, D.C.

Judging Criteria
   Each Regional Awards Panel  will judge
projects on:
• The environmental need for the project.
• The environmental appropriateness of the
• Accomplishment of goals.
• The long-term environmental benefits derived
from the project.
• Positive environmental impact on the local
community and society.
• The extent to which the project was designed,
coordinated, and implemented due to the young
person's or persons' initiative.
• The positive ways in which other groups or
individuals were involved to provide funds,
resources, or publicity.
• Innovation.
• Soundness of approach, rationale, and  scientific
design (if applicable).
• Clarity and effectiveness of presentation.

Role of Sponsor
   The adult sponsor plays an important role in
helping a young person or group of young
people carry out their projects and apply for
awards.  Sponsors should offer suggestions and
advice on:
 • Developing a sound approach to the project.
 • Project implementation.
 • Working with other groups and individuals in
the  community.
 • Completing the application form(s) and
preparing accompanying materials.
   The sponsor must be an adult and can be a
teacher, youth group advisor, summer camp
counselor, or community leader. Young people
must work closely with the sponsor(s) throughout
 the  project and application procedures. Questions
not answered by this brochure can be directed to
 your state's EPA regional office.

 Materials submitted as an entry may be used by EPA  to
 provide information about special projects or about the
 President's Environmental Youth Awards Program.
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