Monday, April 5, 2010

EPA's hosting video contests in April

Posted By on Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring several contests and events this month in honor of its and Earth Day's 40th anniversary:

  • It’s My Environment! Join EPA’s participatory video project — show the world it's your environment. Deadline: April 15.  http://www.epa.gov/earthday/video
  • Tell your environmental justice story, raise awareness in EPA's Faces of the Grassroots video contest. Deadline: April 8. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/events/video-contest.html
  • Pick 5 is going international.  Early in April, join with others around the world to commit to small steps that fit your lifestyle, but are powerful actions for the environment. Visit http://www.epa.gov/pick5
  • Learn Before You Burn! Promote responsible wood-burning techniques that save money and clear the air by entering our Burn Wise video contest. Videos must include information to be released on April 9.  Submit videos April 9-11.  http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/contest.html
  • Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 24-25 for Earth Day on the National Mall. Event hours: Saturday, April 24 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10am – 5pm). The event will feature a variety of interactive, family friendly exhibits that highlight the work of the Agency, reflect on the past four decades of environmental accomplishments and look forward to the next 40 years of promoting healthier families and cleaner communities. More information will be available on the Earth Day site: http://www.epa.gov/earthday

If you can’t go to D.C., there are events all over the country. Check out http://www.epa.gov/earthday/events.htm for listings.

Good luck to all who choose to submit an entry. And if you do, let us know so we can show it off here.

Some of the video submissions are already available online, like this one:

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