McEachin announces Eco Heroes program for students

Published 4:30 pm Friday, September 4, 2020

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Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) has announced the launch of his second year of Eco Heroes, an environmental education program for elementary school students in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Committee on Natural Resources, and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Eco Heroes was launched by McEachin last year to build excitement in young scholars about good, eco-friendly habits they can begin to form now. Participating students will complete a series of environmentally focused challenges and education tasks to learn more about the importance of being eco-friendly in their daily lives.

“The inaugural class of Eco Heroes was an incredibly bright and enthusiastic group,” said McEachin. “I was blown away by their creative and sincere approach to their projects and I look forward to seeing those students’ work again, as well as welcoming new students to the program. The threat of climate change is real and it is imminent, but with the passion our Eco Heroes share for the environment, I am convinced we will meet this defining challenge for the next generation.”

Parents or guardians of students in grades K-5 who live in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District can register for the program by visiting

Teachers working in schools located in that district can register their class by emailing