For Immediate Release - March 10, 2014

Application Period Opens for 2014 Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Awards

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BOSTON — Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) today announced it is now accepting nominations for its annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education until March 28, 2014.

EEA Secretary Rick Sullivan will present awards this spring to Massachusetts teachers and students involved in school-based programs that promote environmental and energy education.

“With this program, we recognize teachers and students who inspire their communities by exploring our most challenging environmental and energy issues,” said Secretary Sullivan. “These educators and students work hard each day to learn about adopting clean energy sources, protecting wildlife, recycling and conserving natural resources.”

All public and private Massachusetts schools (K-12) that offer energy and environmental education programs are eligible to apply for the Secretary’s Award. In 2013, Secretary Sullivan recognized schools and nonprofit organizations from 22 communities across the state for their work on issues including recycling, energy conservation, ocean science, wildlife conservation and alternative fuels.

The Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education will review applications through mid-April. Qualified entrants are invited to attend a formal award ceremony with Secretary Sullivan at the State House later in the spring.

For questions contact Meg Colclough at 617-626-1110 or meg.colclough@state.ma.us.


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