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P3 Awards - People, Prosperity, and the Planet National Sustainable Design Expo Winners Announced

Washington, D.C. - George Gray, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development, today announced the winners of EPA's 2nd Annual P3 Awards - People, Prosperity, and the Planet. Six student teams from Appalachian State University, University of Michigan, Lafayette College, Portland State University, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, and Stanford University won the awards by competing at EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo.

Honorable Mentions included:

Gonzaga University, Ohio Northern University, University of Colorado - Boulder, MIT, Clarkson University, Drexel University, University of Iowa, University of Virginia, University of Missouri at Rolla, and Iowa State University/Federal University of Vicosa.

These student teams were honored Wednesday evening at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for their innovative designs for a sustainable tomorrow. Out of a group of 41 teams composed of more than 350 university students and advisors, these six teams were chosen for the creativity and utility of their sustainability designs.

The P3 Award was launched in 2004 to respond to the challenges of the developed and developing world in moving toward sustainability. This national competition enables college students to research, develop and design scientific, technical and policy solutions to sustainability challenges. Their designs will help achieve the mutual goals of economic prosperity while providing a higher quality of life and protecting the planet.

Support for the competition includes 42 partners in the federal government, industry and scientific and professional societies.

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