Since last year's Earth Day and World Environment Day competitions, the Project Earth network has grown substantially, at first representing a small group of dedicated students, teachers, and organizations and now evolving into hundreds, each echoing a unified voice that speaks a message of hope, inspiration, and most of all, the hard work required to face the problems of our environment.
Once again, on behalf of Ecology and Environment, Inc. and Project Earth, I am honored to congratulate all of the 2011 Earth Day participants and to specially recognize our 12 winners (including 8 honorable mentions): Overall First Place, Goddard High School of Goddard, Kansas, for their Celebrate Earth! project where high school students are "passing the baton" of environmental knowledge on to the next generation; Overall Runner-up, Verde Valley School of Sedona, Arizona, for their Earth Day Opportunity Fair and student-driven commitment to educating their local community; and the category winners – representing K-5: the Dwight School of New York City; 6-8: St. Ann’s Catholic School of West Palm Beach, Florida; and 9-12: Pavilion Central School, Pavilion, New York.
I look forward to seeing where Project Earth is headed, guided both by our teachers who pledge their time and resources and by students who take on untold responsibilities for creating a sustainable future for us all.
Thank you for your efforts to make our world a better place.
Sincerely,Kevin S. Neumaier, P.E.
President and CEO
Ecology and Environment, Inc.