THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
VICE PRESIDENT GORE PRESENTS PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARDS
In honor of public school students who perform outstanding environmental community service, Vice President Gore today (11/29) saluted 10 winners of the President's Environmental Youth Awards. The students received the awards in a White House ceremony attended also by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner.
"President Clinton and I believe that each one of us has a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment", the Vice President said. "Today's award winners -- America's young environmentalists -- are examples of how, working together, we can improve our communities and increase public awareness about our environment."
Established in 1971 by the White House and the EPA and governed by the National Environmental Education Act of 1990, the President's Environmental Youth Awards are given to young people in grades kindergarten through twelfth for outstanding work to promote local environmental awareness.
The 1994 award winners emphasized community involvement in preserving the environment and the role the environment plays in building a strong economy and protecting public health.