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Wellington Wins Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education

Patrick Administration Recognizes 27 Programs for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education

Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan honored 27 energy and environmental education programs at the 20th Annual Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. During a State House ceremony, Secretary Sullivan recognized 22 schools and 5 nonprofits across Massachusetts.  

“We are proud to recognize the students, teachers and nonprofits raising awareness about energy and environmental issues affecting Massachusetts and the planet,” said Secretary Sullivan. “The ideas, research and knowledge being recognized today show the forward-thinking of our youth and how ready they are for the challenges ahead.” 

Winners competed for $5,000 in awards, funded for by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust with the intention to fund further environmental education initiatives at the schools. EEA solicited Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Award nominations in early 2014. Schools and organizations that voluntarily incorporate environmental education into public or private school curricula are eligible.  

The Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education comprised of environmental educators from state agencies, non-profits, industry and academia scored the project applications. 

Article Courtesy of http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2014/excellence-in-education.html