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2009 Audio/Video News

  • UVA Students Making the Learning Barge a Reality
    A group of UVA students has been working hard this summer in Chesapeake Virginia, helping to construct a floating laboratory/education center to help educate students and the public about the impacts of water pollution on the James River (and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay), the importance of wetlands, and the importance of sustainable technologies. Due to their efforts the Learning Barge is becoming a reality and is set to be launched in mid September.
    [Read More | View Learning Barge Video from Newsplex.com ]
  • Science Works Podcast: Science Works Podcast: EPA's Sustainable Design Competition Winners
    Listen to the podcasts in our Science Works series, and meet the 6 winning teams from this years P3 student design competition. P3 stands for people, prosperity and the planet, and students from any U.S. college or university can participate.
    [Listen Now - University of Arizona | Read Transcript]
    [Listen Now - Columbia University | Read Transcript]
    [Listen Now - Drexel University | Read Transcript]
    [Listen Now - Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Read Transcript]
    [Listen Now - University of Tennessee - Knoxville | Read Transcript]
    [Listen Now - University of South Florida | Read Transcript]
  • Science Works Podcast: EPA Sponsors Student Sustainable Design Competition
    Listen to the fourth podcast in our Science Works series, and learn how every year, EPA sponsors the P3 student design competition. P3 stands for People, Prosperity and the Planet, and students from any U.S. college or university can participate.
    [Listen Now | Read Transcript]
  • Lisa Jackson Tasks the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers to Seize the Moment to Develop a Green Economy
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addressed young researchers at the National Sustainable Design Expo on the Washington DC Mall with a rousing speech requesting them to seize the moment to solve the troubled economy and the environment by using their ingenuity to achieve a green economy promoting energy security, independent of fossil fuels. [View Video]

2009 Press Releases

  • EPAs P3 Award Winners Celebrate a Green Future
    (Washington, D.C. - April 21, 2009) EPA has announced the university teams who won the annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) competition. The P3 award competition encourages college students to apply technology in innovative ways to tackle global environmental challenges.
    University of Arizona Columbia University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Drexel University University of Tennessee - Knoxville University of South Florida
    University of Arizona Columbia University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Drexel University University of Tennessee - Knoxville University of South Florida
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May 9 and 10, 2006 - National Sustainable Design Expo featuring EPA's P3 Award
More than 350 college and university students will soon head to the nation's capital to compete for the EPA's Second Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The National Sustainable Design Expo is the showcase for the EPA's P3 Awards featuring novel designs for green buildings, innovative alternative fuel technologies, ideas on rainwater collection, and even options for "greening" the apparel industry.
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2005 News Items

2005 Information

Sustainability Projects Funded at 41 Universities
(Washington, D.C.-Nov. 30, 2005) EPA today awarded $410,000 to 41 student teams for the 2005-2006 academic year to research and develop sustainable designs through the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) competition. Sustainable development maintains economic growth while protecting the natural systems of the planet, thus preserving natural resources for future generations. The P3 student design competition was launched in January 2004, and several 2004 winners' designs have been successfully implemented into business practices.
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Student Teams Receive EPA's First P3 Awards; Sustainability Designs Will Help People, Prosperity and the Planet
Washington, D.C. - E. Timothy Oppelt, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development, today announced the winners of EPA's first Annual P3 Awards - People, Prosperity, and the Planet. Seven student teams from Oberlin College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Colorado at Denver, University of California-Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Michigan were honored Monday evening at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for their innovative designs for a sustainable tomorrow. Out of a group of 65 teams composed of more than 400 university students and advisors, these seven teams were chosen for the creativity and utility of their sustainability designs.
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3rd Annual P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
The P3 competition will provide grants to teams of college students to research, develop, and design solutions to challenges to sustainability. P3 highlights people, prosperity, and the planet - the three pillars of sustainability - as the next step beyond P2 or pollution prevention. EPA and its partners offer the P3 Award competition to respond to the technical needs of the developed and developing world in moving towards the goal of sustainability.
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41 P3 Grants Awarded
EPA has awarded P3 grants to student teams representing 41 universities in 21 states. Winners were chosen from about 100 teams who applied. All the competition winners received $10,000 grants to research and develop their design projects during the academic year (2005-2006).
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EPA's P3: People, Prosperity, and Planet - Program
EPA's P3 Program advances the principles of sustainability and technology innovation to future generations of scientists and engineers. Unique in the federal government, this program awards grants to teams of undergrad and grad students, along with their faculty advisors, to design and develop sustainability projects and support the integration of sustainability into higher education curricula. The teams also compete for additional funding to move their ideas to the marketplace. Over 500 faculty and students from 52 colleges and universities used this opportunity to alter core required courses, evolve senior capstone design courses, and initiate certificates and minors in sustainability science and engineering.
[Read full article from Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy]

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