May 16, 2009

Local 4-H Kids Receive President's Environmental Youth Award

Clay Ferguson and Chance Boreczky with their parents and their award - photo from U.S. EPA

San Leandro members of the East Hills 4-H Club were awarded the 2008 President's Environmental Youth Award for EPA Region 9 for a video they made entitled "A Plastic Predicament."

San Leandro students Clay Ferguson and Chance Boreczky made the video after they learned about the great Pacific garbage patch, a huge whirlpool of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean.

Ferguson was honored in 2007 as a finalist in the American Humane Association's Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest for fostering kittens. Ferguson also recently spoke before the San Leandro City Council in favor of changing rules that prohibit keeping chickens as pets.

The video was shown to the San Leandro City Council on May 19, 2008, and then to a meeting of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority in September 2008.

Region 9 of the U.S. EPA includes California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 16, 2009 10:47 PM | TrackBack

It's great to see these kids get this recognition, Clay and Chance worked hard and they are really smart kids.

It's a shame our city council declined to even investigate changing the laws on chickens, etc. within San Leandro, especially since they said they were just too busy to look into it.

Posted by: Tim Holmes at May 18, 2009 10:22 AM
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