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Project Earth

June 20, 2012 08:55 ET

School Kids Solving the World's Environmental Problems Recognized at RIO+20

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - Whether or not their countries agree to move forward, thousands of schools representing 117 countries are collaborating to solve the world's biggest environmental problems. As today's world leaders gather at the RIO+20 Conference to define pathways toward a more resilient and sustainable world, tomorrow's world leaders were also recognized. The best school projects from around the world were announced at the conference today. More than 2,400 schools and clubs from 117 countries are currently participating in Project Earth, creating real projects to improve our global environment. All winners are featured on the Project Earth (www.projectearth.net) website.

Project Earth is an online forum created to foster environmental and cultural exchange, networking schools and clubs around the world. Recognizing that environmental issues are global, that tomorrow's leaders must be prepared to work across borders and cultures, and that technology makes connecting on a global scale more accessible than ever, Project Earth is a space where classes and clubs can post environmental projects of all kinds and begin to network with like-minded students around the world.

Partner countries like Chile, Russia, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates have embraced Project Earth on a country-wide scale and global outreach efforts have contributed to Project Earth's swift growth -- from ten participating countries 18 months ago to 117 countries today.

Maurice Strong, the first executive director of the UN Environment Programme and Secretary General of the first Rio Earth Summit, congratulated this year's Project Earth World Environment Day project winners at the RIO+20 conference. "In embracing Project Earth's power to foster global collaboration and understanding, these students and educators assume a leadership role in our collective future," said Strong. "These projects are pioneering examples of the kind of environmental stewardship that can and will make a difference."

Project Earth was launched in late 2010 by Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E). E & E president and CEO Kevin Neumaier is encouraged by the quality of this year's contest entries. "These are meaningful projects, like keeping grease out of the sewers, reclaiming biodiversity by harnessing community involvement, and creating gardens out of what once went to the landfill," he said. "The students go energetically and quickly toward solutions and work in creative and innovative ways -- their enthusiasm illustrates that collectively we can all have a genuine impact."

For more information, please visit Project Earth at www.projectearth.net.

2012 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
GLOBAL SCHOOL CONTEST WINNERS

Argentina
Eped Nº 3 Dr. Carlos Juan Rodriguez School
Reacción en Cadena V - Gota a Gota el Agua se Agota... ¿Qué puedes hacer tú?

Australia
Weeden Heights Primary School
Storm Water Gardens

Azerbaijan
Zangi Lyceum
The "Little Academy" is the First Step for the Future Scientists

Bangladesh
Pledge Harbor School & Sports Academy
Earth Day Activities At the Pledge Harbor School & Sports Academy

Belarus
GUO School № 1 Rechitsa
Characterization of Yelynya Wooded Bog Plant Communities

Belgium
Sint-Jansschool
Puppets With A Green Mission

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Druga gimnazija Sarajevo
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: 5 School Days Project

Brazil
Colégio Santa Catarina
Grupo de Intervenção Socioambiental

Brunei Darussalam
Sekolah Menengah Sufri Bolkiah Tutong
Educating our Peers About Global Warming

Bulgaria
Russian Lyceum Language School
Garden Of The Nations

Canada
Mulgrave School
Coho Salmon In The Classroom

Chile
Jardin Infantil Gotitas de Vida
Club Forjadores Ambientales: Sembrando Esperanza en esta Nueva Era

China
Shanghai Singapore International School
A Better City, A Better Environment

Colombia
Colegio Francisco Jose de Caldas
Recojamos Pilas

Costa Rica
Lincoln School
We Can Make A Difference

Croatia
Osnovna škola Bartola Kašića, Vinkovci
Wonder Plants

Cyprus
Nerompogies kai Xromata School
Recycling and Waste Management

Czech Republic
The English College in Prague
Global Action Schools

Djibouti
Le Francolin de Djibouti School
Djibouti Environment

Ecuador
Unidad Educativa Tomas Moro
Saving Yasuni

Egypt
Oasis International School
Rice Straw Recycling Project: Hand in Hand For a Better Environment

El Salvador
Escuela Alemana San Salvador
Una Escuela Mas Verde

Ethiopia
Mekelle, Tigray School
Be Aware of Climate Change

Georgia
LTD GANATLEBA
Water in the Service of Mankind

Germany
St.George's School Cologne
Pfand System Germany

Greece
Doukas School
Eye Manager

Grenada
Grenada Boys' Secondary School
The GBSS Young Leaders' 'Green Scene' Fashion Show

Hungary
American International School of Budapest
The Nalgene Water Bottle - Water Aid Project - Budapest

India
Bharat Mata English Medium Higher Secondary School
Each One, Teach One

Indonesia
SMP Negeri 2 Bandung School
The Power of 3 R: Save Earth Save Money

Israel
Ohel Shem High School
Turn Greenhouse Gases to Biofuels Naturally

Italy
St. Stephen's School
SUN Ostia Beach Cleanup

Jordan
King's Academy
Gulf of Aqaba Cleanup Campaign

Kazakhstan
KSU High School No. 5
Using Solar "Traps" at Summer Cottage

Kenya
International School of Kenya
ISK: Let's Be Plastic Free

Kyrgyzstan
Osh Technical University
Osh Earth Day

Lebanon
Houssam Eddine Hariri High School
We Are Suffocating

Lesotho
Botanic Gardens School
The Botanic Garden

Lithuania
Slienavos Pagrindine Mokykla
Three-R Rule: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Macedonia
Ou Sv.Kiril I Metodij
A Story About Our Green School

Madagascar
American School of Antananarivo
From Trash To Resource And Beyond

Malawi
Bishop Mackenzie International School
Green Team Meets Refugee Camp

Malaysia
Sekolah Menengah St. Michael
A Gift Of Blue: For A Better Tomorrow

Mauritius
Britannia Government School
Implementing the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)

Mexico
Red Ambiental Scout San Luis Potosí
Nuestra Agua es de Todos

Moldova
Lyceum Milescu Spataru
To survey the possibility to collect and recycle spoilage in Chisinau city

Mongolia
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Bring Your Own Bag Initiative

Morocco
IPSE El Jadida School
Let's Get To Work: Making Our City Green

Nepal
School of Health and Allied Sciences
Maintain Sanitation Promote Health

Nigeria
Government Secondary School, Kubwa
The Grass

Oman
Indian School Salalah
Project Green Oman: The Greener Nature, Better Future

Peru
Colegios Santa Vicenta y San Antonio
Manejo Productivo de Residuos Solidos en la Escuela

Philippines
Alae National High School
Water Is Life, Why Waste It?

Poland
Publiczne Gimnazjum Nr 1, Pionki
School Of The More Trendy

Portugal
Escola EB1/JI Miratejo
Proteger o Planeta - o Que Fazer?

Qatar
Amna Bint Wahab Girls Preparatory
One Droplet Is Enough

Romania
coala Generală "Grigore Silasi" Beclean
Poveştile Pădurii / Forest Stories

Russia
No. 3 Nurlat Tatarstan
Environmental Activities of the Forestry School

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ross Preparatory School
Turtle's Trident

Saint Lucia
Marigot Secondary School
Ladybirds: Biological Control Agents

Serbia
Ivo Andric School
The Alphabet of Nature

Singapore
Global Indian International School (GIIS) Singapore, Queenstown Campus
Greenlinks and Quality Circle Convention

Slovakia
Gymnázium, Ul. 1. mája 8, 901 01 Malacky
Water Quality

South Korea
Sanggyeong Elementary School
Create Barter Marketplaces

South Africa
CEEP, Johannesburg
African Bird Migration Project

Sri Lanka
Musaeus College
Wildflowers Photography

Tanzania
Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School
World Food Project

Thailand
British International School, Phuket
Keep our Phuket Beaches Clean!

Tajikistan
NGO Corporation for School Development (Five Rural Schools)
Earth Day -- Planting Trees!

Togo
Collège Alourkane
Projet D'excursion Ecotouristique suivi de Reboisement

Tunisia
Ibn Arafa Middle School
Pollution

Turkey
Antalya Doga School
Water

Uganda
Gayaza High School
One Tree per Child

Ukraine
Vichnevatskaja School
The First Energy Plantation of My Village

United Arab Emirates
Sunrise English Private School, Abu Dhabi
ECOS (Eco Club Of Sunrise)

United Kingdom
Newcastle College
World Water Day

United States
Jr. Plewa Youth Group (from 9 Erie, PA schools)
Taking Action Against PPCPs

Uruguay
St. Clares College
If You Are Not Part of the Solution, You Are Part of the Problem

Venezuela
Instituto Educacional Juan XXIII
Reglamento Ecológico Escolar

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