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National Sustainable Design Expo Winners Announced

P3 Awards - People, Prosperity, and the Planet (Washington, D.C.) - George Gray, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development, today announced the winners of EPA's 3rd Annual P3 Awards – People, Prosperity, and the Planet. Six student teams from Appalachian State University, Lehigh University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Virginia, and Western Washington University won the awards by competing at EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo.

Honorable Mentions included: California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Gonzaga University, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Florida, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of New Hampshire.

These student teams were honored Wednesday evening at the National Academy of University of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for their innovative designs for a sustainable tomorrow. Out of a group of 42 teams composed of more than 350 university students and advisors, these six teams and ten honorable mentions 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.

To learn more about P3 and the competition, visit www.epa.gov/P3.

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