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Volvo Young Environmentalist Awards 2006 declared

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Mumbai, Mar 29 (UNI) Team from TVS Higher Senior Secondary School, Madurai, topped the National Finals of the Volvo Young Environmentalist Award 2006, according to a release here today.

Volvo announced the Volvo Adventure Project finalists from among more than 50 schools across India. The TVS team, which won for their project on ''Wastage of drinking water'', will now go on an all-expenses paid trip in the Global Finals to be held at Goteborg, Sweden. Volvo Adventure is an international educational program in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) that recognizes and rewards environmental activities among students who are the decision makers of tomorrow.

The second prize was jointly awarded to Padma Seshadhri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai, for their project ''Milestones in Chennai's waste management,'' along with the team 'Plastic Assasins' from Hyderabad for their project promoting 'Eco-friendly Bags'. Both the teams will receive cash grants in support of their projects.

Eminent judges of international fame in the field of environment constituted the jury that included Dr Madhav Gadgil, Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

UNI VP MAZ JN HT1828

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