Environmental Contest for Bay Area Asian American High School Students

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San Francisco, CA – The Chinese American Environmental Professionals Association (CAEPA) and the Asianweek Foundation (AWF) recently announced its Environmental Contest for Bay Area Asian American High School Students.

Students can submit power point presentations of an environmental issue of their choice for a chance to win cash prizes: $500 for first place, $400 for second place, and $300 for third. The deadline is March 29, 2013. For complete contest details and entry form go to http://caepa.net/do.php?ac=event

As part of its mission, CAEPA promotes environmental education and career opportunities among the Asian American student population. CAEPA is collaborating with AWF to encourage students to examine environmental issues impacting our communities and future generations.

In 1999, CAEPA initiated a scholarship award for Asian American high school students. The scholarship program goals are to 1) recognize outstanding academic work, 2) encourage career exploration in environmental field and 3) promote environmental literacy.

CAEPA fosters the exchange of knowledge in the environmental field with seminars, field trips, international liaisons and conferences. For more information, go to: www.caepa.net

The AsianWeek Foundation (AWF) is a non-profit serving the Bay Area Asian American community. Its community efforts include raising awareness for Hepatitis B which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders and theannual Asian Heritage Street Celebration which showcases the diversity of the Asian American community. In 2012, the AWF initiated its Green Initiative for Asian Families, with outreach efforts to all segments of the community including its youth population.

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