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Youth encouraged to enter in the World Environment Day youth awards: Ruddock



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MEDIA STATEMENT Philip Ruddock MP Federal Member for Dundas Electorate

Shadow Minister for Immigration Tel: (02) 858 1011

and Ethnic Affairs Fax: (02) 804 6739

4 February 1992

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YOUTH ENCOURAGED TO ENTER IN THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY YOUTH AWARDS: RUDDOCK

June 5 is World Environment day, and on this day every year, awards are given to young people who have contributed significantly to a better environment. Six v awards, of $600 each, are made to individuals or groups.

Projects that young people have undertaken to win the WED Youth Awards have included such things as radio programs on the environment, the building of walking trails, the replanting and restoring of landscapes and environmental campaigns.

"If there are any groups or individuals in our community that have undertaken environment projects, I encourage them to apply for the World Environment Day Award", Philip Ruddock, Federal Member for Dundas said.

There are conditions which apply:

Projects must:

* be initiated and carried out by young people, aged 25 or under (as far as possible) * be finished or in progress (not just proposed) * show young people's concern for the environment in an outstanding and practical way

* be concerned with increasing environmental awareness and understanding * develop personal responsibility towards the environment.

"My office has application forms for anyone who wishes to apply. It is suggested that in addition to the application itself, young people could perhaps also include additional project information, press cuttings, results, photographs etc to enhance your case for the award.

Applications must be received by Friday, 1 May, 1992. Further information and application forms can be obtained from Philip Ruddock's office.

Parliament House Tel: (06) 277 4343 Fax: (06) 277 2062

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