U.S. EPA’s National Video Competition – “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice” – finalists announced!

The U.S. EPA asked for your ideas about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and you answered back with your passion, creativity, and many ideas on how to make a difference! U.S. EPA’s national video competition, “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” received over 250 submissions and selecting the finalists proved tough. Please visit our website to check out the 27 finalist videos.

As a reviewer, I was inspired by the creativity and passion that the videos showed. Videos were submitted from every corner of the country from every age group. People showed us how they make a difference with their actions, why it is important and how others can join the wave of people making every day choices to protect the environment.

In mid-April 2010, first, second and third prizes will be awarded along with two student winners and all will receive cash prizes. In 30 to 60 second videos, contestants focus on raising awareness of the connection between the environment and the “stuff” people use, consume, recycle, and throw away.

About the author: Melissa Winters joined EPA’s Seattle office in 2007 where she works to reduce the climate impact of materials and their consumption.

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National Video Competition – “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice” – Closes With Over 200 Submissions!

The U.S. EPA asked for your ideas about how to better manage our stuff and you answered back with your passion, creativity, and many ideas on how to make a difference! U.S. EPA’s national video competition, “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” closed on February 16, 2010 with over 200 submissions. Thanks to all who entered!

Submissions were received from Florida to Alaska and most states in between. Contestants focused on raising awareness of the connection between the environment and the “stuff” people use, consume, recycle, and throw away. The medium was thirty to sixty second videos. Videos focused on both community and individual actions that can make a difference. There were serious entries and funny ones, too. Choosing the top twenty five and finally the prize winners will be tough for the review panel. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded along with two student winners.

Visit our YouTube site to check out all the entries. Winners will be announced here in April 2010.

About the Author: Melissa Winters joined EPA’s Seattle office in 2007 where she works to reduce the climate impact of materials and their consumption.

Editor's Note: The views expressed here are intended to explain EPA policy. They do not change anyone's rights or obligations. You may share this post. However, please do not change the title or the content, or remove EPA’s identity as the author. If you do make substantive changes, please do not attribute the edited title or content to EPA or the author.

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