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2004-10 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2004

NCAR Recognizes Local Youth with Greenie Award

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David Hosansky
UCAR Communications
Telephone: (303) 497-8611
E-mail: hosansky@ucar.edu

Linda Carbone, UCAR Education and Outreach
Telephone: (303) 497-1185
lcarbone(at)ucar.edu

BOULDER - The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery have presented the 2004 Greenie award to Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies. BCSIS received the award at NCAR's Mesa Lab on April 17 during Wild Earth Saturday, a day of activities held in honor of Earth Day 2004.

The school's winning project, called the Tribute to Creative Recycling Wall, consists of found and recycled objects that serve as rhythm instruments, bordered on each side by a junk mosaic interspersed with ceramic tile. By providing an outlet for items that are not appropriate for recycling and composting bins, the wall helps BCSIS achieve its goal of being a "zero trash" school, in addition to providing artistic and musical stimulation.

The Greenie awards recognize and support projects that benefit the environment in the areas of recycling, composting, environmental education, energy, conservation, sustainability, and air and water quality.

"The Greenie awards were created to encourage students not only to think about the environment but to come up with creative ways to take action on its behalf," says Linda Carbone of UCAR's Education and Outreach program.

To qualify for a Greenie award, students must submit one-page proposals that describe their projects and how they meet the guidelines. Projects must be youth-driven and serve the local community in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District for Boulder County provides winners with up to $1,000 for materials to complete the projects.

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