Apr 22

Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

by Staff

This Earth Day, a select group of teens were awarded for being the best in the country in regard to their environmental efforts. SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have announced the 2010 winners of their annual Environmental Excellence Awards. Last week introduced you to four of the eight winning teams. Congratulations to the remaining four teams! Here is a summary of their stellar projects:

Learning Without Limits Science Club, Iowa City, Ia.

Project Name: Lead Wheel Weights: Unregulated Hazardous Waste

This group raised awareness about the dangers of lead wheel weights in vehicles, presenting data that could help phase out hazardous material in the tire industry.

Purdy High School Spanish Club, Purdy, Mo.

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Project Name: The Purdy Recycling Project

For the past four years, students on this K-12 campus have processed paper, metals, cardboard, plastic and Styrofoam -- all according to industry standards, allowing them to run a profitable business.

Niceville High School, Niceville, Fla.

Project Name: NaGISA N.W. Florida High School Initiative

This group's objective is to provide high quality marine science experience to students; they conduct extensive studies on marine life in their area, from the beach to twenty meters off the shore.

Fayette Academy Ecology Club, Somerville, Tenn.

Project Name: Think Globally, Act Locally

This group takes part in hands-on environmental studies, calculating the health of three water systems, with the goal of energy conservation and a "greener tomorrow."