The EPA Environmental Merit Award was presented to the
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
on September 10th at Fanueill hall in Boston. This award from EPA New England honors those who have made outstanding contributions to protect New England's environment.
The Children's Health Merit Award is awarded to an individual or group that has demonstrated significant progress, contribution, leadership toward protecting children from environmental health risks in schools, homes, childcare environments, or other places where children live, learn and play in New England including: advancement to increase awareness of children's unique vulnerabilities to pollutants and other environmental hazards through research, education, outreach or capacity-building; development of activities or programs that have produced tangible reduction in risk to children from environmental health hazards.