Awards & Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

United Nations - World Environment Day, 1989

Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, D.C.

United Nations Youth Forum - 1990

New Jersey State Assembly

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New York Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation - Albany, NY

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Peacechild International Europe Conference - Netherlands, 1990

“To Give and Learn” Awards Banquet, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

General Assembly of New Jersey - “NJ Earth Day 2000: Legislative Strategies for Environmental Survival,” Trenton, NJ

Quality of Life Conference, Health Environment Department, Columbia, SC

Alliance for Environmental Education Conference - “Gateway to an International Network for Environmental Education,” Washington, D.C.

HELP Save our Environment” conference - Scottsdale, AZ

“Working Together” - Labor and the Environment - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

NJEA Environmental Workshop, Atlantic City, NJ

NJEA Earth Day Workshop - Liberty State Park, NJ, 1990

New Jersey State Bar Association Conference, May 1992

Television and Radio Coverage

NBC TV News - Connie Collins

NBC TV - Sunday Today in New York

CNN Business News

CNBC - The Real Story

ABC - Good Morning America

USA Network


Cablevision of New Jersey

Vision Cable of New Jersey

Channel 6, Morristown

French Television, Channel 2 - Paris, France

1010 WINS NY



Magazine and Periodical Coverage

U.S. News and World Report - January 22, 1990

Parenting Magazine

New York Times Magazine

Ladies Home Journal

Your Town Record

E The Environmental Magazine

Patagonia Catalog

Environmental Amendment Circular No. 4 - June 1991

National Education Association Newspaper (NEA)

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA Review)

Working Mother Magazine - April 1990

Cousteau Kids Magazine

Clearwater Navigator

Assembly Republican News

New Jersey Outdoors

Garbage Magazine

Cricket Magazine

Scholastic Magazine

National Wildlife Federation - “Conservation 90”

Ocean County Observer

Bergen County Kids

Boy’s Life

Countryside Magazine

Northern Valley News

The Record

The Suburbanite

Dolphin Log

Book Coverage

“Garbage” by Evan Hadingham (Science Editor for PBS Nova Science Series)

“Save the Earth” - an Action handbook for kids , by Betty Miles and Alfred Knopf, New York

“The Kids Guide to Social Action” by Barbara A. Lewis, Free Spirit Publishing

“Kids in Action”  8th Grade Social Studies textbook and teaching videos.


President’s Environmental Youth Award

New Jersey School Board - “School Leader Award”

National Award Winner - “Take Pride in America,” President Bush’s Thousand Points of Light contest

Winning Curriculum Ideas (100 Most Creative Ideas in North America), American School Board Journal and the Executive Educator

United Nations Environmental Award

Youth Environmental Society Award

Environmental Achievement Award - Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission 

New Jersey State Assembly Award 

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Award

New Jersey Governor’s Grant Recipient

A+ for Kids Award (WOR TV)

“To Give and Learn” Award for most outstanding teacher in directed community service (presented by IBM and U.S.News and World Report)

School Leader Award - New Jersey School Board

Legislative and Other Accomplishments

Sponsorship of Environmental Bill of Rights by Assemblyman John Rooney to the New Jersey State Constitution - ACR 62

Sponsorship of Environmental Bill of Rights by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.  to the Constitution of the United States

Achieved Banning of Plastic Foam Products in New Jersey Schools

Achieved Banning of Plastic Foam Products in the Community

Involvement in Cloister Clean Up Day

Involvement in Clean Ocean Action: Beach Clean-up Day

Involvement in Bergen County Utilities Authority “Recycling in the Park” Festival, 1990

Sponsor of 1st Annual Environmental Rights Day, 1989

Sponsor of 2nd Annual Environmental Rights Day, 1990

Sponsor of 3rd Annual Environmental Rights Day,  1991

Sponsor of 4th Annual Environmental Rights Day,  1992

Achieved instituting the use of recycled paper in Cloister school district

Achieved instituting the use of recycled paper in Community

Collaboration with Ritsiko Yamada from Nagoya, Japan.  KAP Youth studies eco-advocacy. 1998

1992 - MA KAP @ Rio Earth Summit 

1994 - Moves to Newport NY 

1995 - KAP brought first youth to Earth Day Lobby Day 

KAP Youth participates in World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg South Africa.  Students assist in creating official global youth energy policy and adopt Tree Of Life project.

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