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Spring into the Future: Sustainable, Green Designs on the National Mall

Release Date: 04/20/2007
Contact Information: Suzanne Ackerman, (202) 564-4355 / ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 20, 2007) On April 24 – 25, 2007, EPA will hold the National Sustainable Design Expo which showcases the best new designs for sustainable products and technologies, also called "green technology." More than 350 college students from across the country will exhibit their innovative solutions for an environmentally sustainable future, including: generating energy from ocean waves, fuel from seaweed, new technologies to provide clean drinking water to developing nations, and much more! Sustainable designs prove that providing a higher quality of life and protecting the planet are compatible with economic prosperity.

The Expo is also the showcase for EPA’s Annual P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet – Award Competition. Last year’s P3 winners have taken their innovations to new levels including starting successful businesses, winning additional awards, and providing help to developing countries.

This is a great opportunity not only for an Earth Day story, but to tell your readers about new technologies developed by university students. The event is being cosponsored by The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.

WHAT:
National Sustainable Design Expo and 3rd Annual EPA P3 Awards

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 24 - from 9 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25 - from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:
National Mall
between Constitution and Independence Avenues
and 3rd and 4th Streets N.W.
(Federal Triangle Metro stop - Orange and Blue Lines)

WHO:
George Gray, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development
Jaimie Cloud, President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
41 Student Design Teams


More information about the P3 event: http://www.epa.gov/P3