Are you a high school junior or senior? The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is accepting applications for its 2011 Youth Summit in Washington, DC through April 22nd.
The summit is titled Generation Green on Board: A Youth Summit to Advance Public Transportation and will take place in Washington, DC from June 26-30. Participants will spend five days in the nation’s capital meeting with lawmakers, leaders, and industry professionals—while learning first-hand the impact public transportation can have on their future and the future of America.
Public transportation plays a vital role in helping our nation meet its national goals of reducing our carbon footprint and achieving energy independence. Every year, public transportation use in the United States saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons gasoline.
“This event will empower the participating teens to become environmental leaders and public transportation advocates,” said APTA President William Millar. “Additionally, the youth summit will highlight how public transportation is a green industry with many employment opportunities.”
To qualify for this all-expenses-paid summit, you must be a high school junior or senior in the 2011-2012 school year. Interested students and parents can find out more information or download an application at www.apta.com/youthsummit. Please note the application deadline has been extended to April 22.
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