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Students: Apply for PEYA awards by Feb. 1

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA).

The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. The PEYA program celebrates student leadership in service projects to protect the environment and keep our global community healthy.

Winners of this year’s awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2019 and have their project mentioned on EPA’s website.

EPA will select up to two winners in each of EPA’s 10 regions – one regional winner for grades K-5 and one regional winner for grades 6-12.

All student projects must be sponsored by at least one adult over the age of 21. The application and eligibility information are available online at epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award.

Applications are due Feb. 1, 2019.

PEYA is an annual award administered by the Office of Environmental Education at EPA. Since 1971, EPA has recognized young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Through environmental education and stewardship activities, students develop the critical thinking skills experience to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to address difficult environmental issues.

For more information, contact PEYA@epa.gov.