Immediate Release

August 23, 2016

EPA Announces 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium for High School Juniors and Seniors and College and University Students and Professors

Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young (404) 562-8421, Main (404) 562-8400, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

Shinitra Russell, (404) 562-8227, Main (404) 562-8400, russell.shinitra@epa.gov

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 will host the 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium for High School Juniors and Seniors, and College & University students and professors on September 8-9, 2016. The event will be held at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta.

Recognizing that climate change is no longer a distant threat and that it has no boundaries, the theme for the symposium is β€œOne World, One Environment.” The symposium is a two-day event, with an audience of approximately 300 attendees. The focus of the symposium is to bring together bright minds to discuss global climate change foster learning, inspiration and provoke conversations that matter.

The symposium is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with advances in greenhouse gas reduction and the incorporation of green practices to sustain the environment. It also feature a Sustainable Research and Poster competition for Graduate, Undergraduate and High School students, as well as an essay competition for High School students on topics relating to Climate Change, Adaptation Resiliency, and Mitigation.

What: 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium

When: Sept. 8-9, 2016

Where: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center 2nd Floor Conference Center
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303-8960

Register today at: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/envyouthsymposium/event/event_info.html

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