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1st International Environmental Youth Symposium 2015 to be held in Atlanta, Ga.


ATLANTA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Global Partners will host the first International Youth Environmental Symposium at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Ga. on October 2, 2015. The theme for the symposium is “One World, One Environment”.

The event aims to connect students and scholars from across disciplines and cultures to form lasting networks of research and governance. Together with current stakeholders from universities, government and the industry, participants will discuss the environmental challenges of today to find the solutions of tomorrow.

Who: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

What: 1st International Environmental Youth Symposium 2015

When: October 2, 2015

Where: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303-8960

The goal of the conference is to provide opportunities for students, faculty members, administrators and other environmental and sustainability stakeholders, to develop partnerships, network, and collaborate on sustainable environmental practices. The Symposium will also help to facilitate further dialogue among campus representatives who are committed to experiencing that environmental sustainable principles are woven into their campus community fabric.

The Symposium will host environmentally related speakers from the around the global (Germany, France, Brazil, and Ghana), academia, industry, and the EPA. The Symposium is open to academic deans and college and university faculty, students, government, and industry.

Please see symposium agenda for a complete list of experts and presentations:

***Interested media should e-mail an RSVP to or call 404-562-8421. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information.

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