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New Hope Youngster Stars in Emmy Winning Video

Release Date: 10/19/2000
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, (215) 814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA - - Child actress and E-Crew member, Julia Yorks of New Hope, Pa. can now add Emmy-winner to her resume. “It’s Our World,” a series of public service announcements featuring Julia, recently received the award for the best children series category at the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

“We are very proud of these announcements and the message they convey,” said EPA Regional Administrator Bradley Campbell. “To be honored so highly by the entertainment industry is truly a reflection of the talent and professionalism that went into creating these public service spots.”

“It’s Our World” is a series of public service announcements, produced jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and WHYY-TV12. The announcements feature lively dancing and rap music and are designed to teach children to protect the environment and their own health.

Starring in the ads are five children who are the “E-Crew.” They give tips on how to protect themselves and the environment from sun exposure and second hand smoke; conserve water and energy; and recycle. Each child wears a brightly colored T-shirt displaying the letter E,A,R,T, or H. Julia is the letter “R”.

Plans are underway to re-release “It’s Our World” on local PBS stations during children’s programming.

Editor’s note: A photo of the E-Crew is available electronically upon request.