Elementary School Students Helps the EPA highlight the agency’s commitment to protecting human health and the environment

Press Release:

Swan School Student Video PSA Used By EPA To Promote Online Interactive Earth Day Projects

( Port Townsend, WA – April 10, 2009) To promote their Earth Day video and photo projects, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using a Port Townsend Swan School Adventurers Class student video. The 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) encourages individuals to share the ways they enjoy and protect their environment.

In the EPA Earth Day PSA 6th grader Anchor asks global filmmakers and photographers to submit videos and photos documenting the steps they take to protect the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the overall environmental health of their communities. For more information, go to: epa.gov/earthday

The first Earth Day started 39 years ago when 20 million Americans decided we needed to do something about our environment.

“Young people understand that protecting the environment is all about protecting their future,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “This is a fantastic, interactive way for them to get involved, take action, and spark an enthusiasm that lasts a lifetime.”

"The EPA projects are really good activities for kids to actually get involved in promoting the protection of our environment,” states EPA Earth Day PSA student star Anchor. “Right now, what we do will affect my generation and let's face it, we have a mess on our hands."

"Students care about the world they live in,” says Melinda Pongrey, Swan School Adventures teacher. “The EPA projects provide fun opportunities for students to create informative, personal messages about caring for our earth!"

To watch Anchor’s video PSA and learn how to participate in the EPA 2009 Earth Day Video project: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/videoproject, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwBzwvWgJvg

Swan School Mission

At Swan School we value children as individuals and believe in developing the creative, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical well-being of each child through our core values. More Information: http://www.swanschool.net

About The EPA

In July of 1970, the White House and Congress worked together to establish the EPA in response to the growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. The EPA was assigned the daunting task of repairing the damage already done to the natural environment and to establish new criteria to guide Americans in making a cleaner environment a reality.



Melinda Pongrey, Teacher Swan School Adventures

Brendan Gilfillan, EPA

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Tags: Education, Environmental, earthday, epa, video


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