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EPA Border 2012 on Facebook

EPA Border 2012 on Facebook

I just finished a phone interview with Ellie Kanipe, from the EPA, during which she mentioned some interesting things about EPA’s online presence.

First, she works with the Border 2012 program, aka “US-Mexico Border Waste Forum / Foro de Residuos de la frontera de México-US” and they have a Facebook page!

Second, they have a video contest – right NOW – for you (and everyone else online) to enter and win… MONEY. Here is the scoop, on the press release (hot off the press today):

EPA Hosts Video Competition to Promote ‘Three Rs’ of Consumer Waste

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a video contest that challenges filmmakers to produce short, creative videos that highlight the “Three Rs” of individual consumption: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The agency is accepting submissions for the contest, called “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” through Feb. 16.

Entries should be either 30 or 60 seconds in length. The video should creatively promote steps individuals and organizations can take to minimize negative environmental impacts within their communities on the following topics:

Reducing and reusing
Consumption and its effect on environmental footprint

The winning submissions will be announced in April 2010 in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Awards will be given to the top three videos in the following amounts, as well as a special “Student Winner” category exclusively for submissions by persons 13 to 18 years old at the time of entry.

1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $1,000
2 Student Winners (13 to 18 years old) – $500 each

More information on the contest:

Oh, to be 13 – 18 years old again…

So, get your game on and make a video – after becoming a fan of the EPA Border 2012 Facebook page!

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