Earth Day celebration recognizes city's environmental leadership in Chigago (3)

11:29, April 23, 2010      

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Mayor Daley presented the first place winners with 2,000 U.S. dollars to be used for education. For 9th-12th grades, the winner is Maureen Schulman and team from various high schools for "The Happiness Club." For college undergrads, the winners are Katie Bates and Nick Ray Harris from Loyola University for "Sustainable Living 101."

The entire contest was made possible through a partnership with the Abbott Fund, the philanthropic foundation of the global health care company Abbott.

"Today's event is to raise the awareness of environment. It is not just the government to tell you what to do. The quality of environment and improvement helps us tremendously," Daely said.

"The idea is simple: engaging everyone in jobs that protect environment. And that is what Earth Day is all about and we are very proud of all the improvements of our environment in Chicago."

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970.


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