Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology.  The President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) promote awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourage positive community involvement.  Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including: restoring native habitats, recycling in schools and communities, construction of nature preserves, tree planting, installing renewable energy projects, creating videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental issues, and many other creative sustainability efforts.  The PEYA program includes two components: a national award competition and a regional certificate.

Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website for more information and to apply .