SOURCE: Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

March 22, 2011 13:30 ET

E & E Announces Global Contests for K-12 School Environmental Projects

LANCASTER, NY--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) -  Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) will again be sponsoring two contests for K-12 schools through its environmentally-focused Web site, ProjectEarth.net. Project Earth is a leading online global environmental forum for schools around the world to showcase ecologically focused projects and activities, network, exchange ideas, and share their actions to improve the planet's diverse natural ecosystems and human cultures. The contests center around creating projects in recognition of Earth Day on April 22 and World Environment Day on June 5.

Currently, K-12 schools and environmental clubs from 40 countries are participating in Project Earth. By acting locally and collaboratively, children are finding that they collectively have a positive impact globally. It's all about social networking and actions taken for the good of our shared global environment.

"The contests were a great success in 2010 and we look forward to receiving even more exceptional and innovative entries in 2011. We know from our environmental consulting work around the world that tomorrow's leaders must be ready to share their ideas and work collaboratively across international borders, and these contests foster such collaboration," said Kevin Neumaier, E & E president and CEO.

Last year's winning entry in the World Environment Day contest, submitted by 7th graders at the International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU) in Mongolia, involved an awareness campaign on the environmental impact of plastic shopping bags, including research on plastic bag manufacturing processes, development of videos documenting plastic bag waste, and a school presentation at which reusable cloth shopping bags were sold to members of the campus community. Other winners included a mangrove re-population project in Florida and a sustainable garden and composting program in Belgium. This year participants can enter in any of the 52 languages supported.

For additional information or to post a school project, visit www.ProjectEarth.net.

Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., E & E has completed more than 50,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 113 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on the planet. The company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at www.ene.com.