During the Environmental Advisory Board meeting last night, the 2019 ECO Youth award winners had a chance to present their projects and proposals to the board before accepting their awards.

The presentations and proposals were impressive and had board members saying they are hopeful for a healthy community with bright thinkers like the award winners in Airdrie.

Young award winner Shelby Hewat presented with her group and says she feels very proud.

"(It feels) extremely cool," says Hewat. " We were inspired by the Lorax and helping to keep the earth healthy."

Her mother, Tiffany Hewat, was in the crowd supporting her daughter as she presented. 

Tiffany says she is extremely proud of her daughter not just for winning the award, but for setting an incredible example for her young sister.

"I'm extremely proud, extremely emotional. I couldn't have asked for something better for my daughter."

"It can only bring inspiration to her two-year-old sister, so hopefully she follows in her steps."

Hewat's teacher at Windsong Heights, Nick Sabler, says Hewat and her group came up with and worked on the proposal themselves.

"I was just helping facilitate the students to come up with their project ideas. Really, they did all the work and everything behind it."

"It gives me a lot of hope for the future of our community and our earth."


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