6/30/14
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Darla Peelle

A $20,600 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA will allow Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District for two workshops on how to foster sustainable environmental behavior. Ohio EPA awarded 11 environmental education grants statewide for $304,136.

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Storm Water Collaborative and the Miami Conservancy District will host the one-day workshops featuring environmental psychologist Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr. The target audience includes local agencies and organizations offering education programs to encourage the use of different storm water best management practices, agricultural conservation practices and the use of alternative modes of transportation.

The workshops will help the organizations better understand barriers that prevent adoption of desired behaviors while emphasizing the benefits of the activity and achieving sustainable changes in behavior.

The Ohio Environmental Education Fund is administered by Ohio EPA. Eligible grant recipients include environmental groups, public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade or professional organizations, businesses and state and local governments. For additional information, contact the Ohio Environmental Education Fund on the web or at (614) 644-2873.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.


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