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Austin Student Essay Contest

February 11, 2012 - April 21, 2012
Austin, Texas
Contact:

Austinpsr@gmail.com

“The solutions to many of our environmental problems, as they have always been, are at the state and local level.”- Henry Falk, MD, MPH

Although environmental health risks are often thought to be due to exposure to toxic substances and natural or man-made disasters, they occur frequently in everyday life—in homes, in schools, in water supplies, at food markets, and in restaurants.
 
What does this mean for keeping Texans healthy?

 

The Austin Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Announces an essay contest open to High School students in the Austin area

$500.00-First prize, essay will be sent to local politician(s) and placed on our website

$250.00-second prize

The top three contestants will all be awarded recognition for their efforts on our website. 

 

The essays will be judged by a panel of environmental health experts comprised of Austin PSR members.

 

To enter the contest, submit an essay of 500 words or fewer answering the above question and a cover sheet with your contact information, school, and grade to austinpsr@gmail.com by March 21st.

Winners will be contacted via email and announced at an Earth Day celebration in Austin, TX.

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Resources

  • Video: Health Impacts of Coal

    For this webinar, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood presented an overview of the life cycle of coal and the impact on air, water, climate change, and our economy. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »