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Highlights from Our Blog

Wednesdays are for science at Greenversations, the official blog of the U.S. EPA. Here are some recent highlights:

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Green learning. EPA student services contractor Cathryn Courtin shares her experience attending an EPA-hosted green chemistry and sustainability workshop led by green chemist John C. Warner, Ph.D. Read the Science Wednesday blog post.

Growing green minds. Kelly Leovic, who manages EPA’s Environmental and Community Outreach Program in Research Triangle Park, NC, invitedHillside New Tech High School (Durham) students to visit EPA and share their award-winning project for a residential green roofing system. Read the Science Wednesday blog post.

Sustainability and Leadership: Hillary Kett, a student services contractor on the science communications team in the Office of Research and Development, attended a speech by Paul T. Anastas, Ph.D., EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the American Chemical Society’s Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. Read the Science Wednesday blog post.

I’m an American and Environmental Protection was “My” Idea.
EPA National Program Director for Nanotechnology Research Jeff Morris blogs about how today’s challenges and opportunities require that we upgrade our environmental protection OS to version 2.0. “After all, we are Americans and we are proud to join others in claiming that environmentalism was our idea.” Read the Science Wednesday blog post.

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Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity. Montira Pongsiri, PhD, MPH, an EPA Environmental Health Scientist in EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor celebrates the International Year of Biodiversity by participating in a panel and public discussion on biodiversity and children’s health. Read the Science Wednesday Blog post.

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