April 25, 2005


B.C. student wins Toyota’s environmental scholarship

Toronto, Ontario – Alysia Garmulewicz of New Denver, B.C. is the national winner of the 2005 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program, which celebrates and rewards environmentally-minded students in Canada.

In addition to being selected as a Pacific regional winner of a $5,000 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship, Garmulewicz was presented with the National Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award and a notebook computer at a ceremony held at the Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto.

Garmulewicz, a graduate of the Lucerne Elementary Secondary School in New Denver, is currently organizing the Youth Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Victoria in July. The international conference involves partnerships with such organizations as the David Suzuki Foundation, the Sierra Youth Coalition and the B.C. Climate Exchange. Garmulewicz has already raised $100,000 for this year’s conference. She hopes to one day become a diplomat with the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program was established to encourage environmental commitment among students, and is an entrance scholarship offered to students attending a Canadian university or college, or Quebec junior college student in any chosen field of study.

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