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News Advisory: People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Designs on National Mall

Release Date: 05/16/2005
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Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 / ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C.-- 05/16/05) To encourage the development of sustainable solutions for the environment, in 2004, EPA launched the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award. On May 16 - 17, more than 400 college students from across the country will exhibit their innovative solutions for an environmentally sustainable future. The projects include designs for fuel cells, wind power, new technologies to provide clean drinking water to underdeveloped nations, and many others. Sustainable designs prove that providing a higher quality of life and protecting the planet are compatible with economic prosperity. For example, one project will demonstrate the use of climate control and illumination sensors that improve a home's comfort level while reducing overall energy usage. Other exhibitors will also have exhibits on green buildings, fuel cells, clean drinking water, and renewable energy adjacent to the student area. Six projects will be selected to receive the first annual P3 Award.

WHAT: First Annual P3 Awards Competition

WHEN: May 16 from 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Mall
between 12th and 14th Streets
(Federal Triangle Metro stop - Orange and Blue Lines)
    WHO: Timothy Oppelt, acting assistant administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development
                John Puzak, acting director, EPA National Center for Environmental Research
    65 Student Design Teams

More information about the P3 event can be found on the Internet at: http://www.epa.gov/P3 .