[ESIP-all] EPA announces Apps for the Environment challenge!

McMahon.Ethan at epamail.epa.gov McMahon.Ethan at epamail.epa.gov
Thu Jun 23 13:27:26 EDT 2011

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Ethan McMahon  ||  Office of Environmental Information ||  US EPA  ||
Check out EPA's Apps for the Environment challenge

EPA announces Apps for the Environment challenge!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has challenged developers to
step up to the forefront of innovation and create applications that help
communities make informed decisions about the environment and human
health.  EPA supplies a lot of data, but you deliver the vision and
solutions. Create unique apps that put these resources at the American
public’s fingertips and showcase your talents!

For more information follow #GreenApps on Twitter or check out the
website at http://www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment/, where you can also
join the mailing list. Take the challenge, and pass it on!

Join us for a Webinar on June 29
EPA is hosting the inaugural Apps for the Environment webinar Wednesday
June 29 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss this innovative new green apps
competition. Get ready to learn more about how to participate and
contribute your ideas.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Title: EPA's Apps for the Environment Challenge
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or

Details about the challenge
Applications for the challenge must use EPA data and be accessible via
the Web or a mobile device.  EPA experts will select a winner and runner
up in each of two categories: Best Overall App and Best Student App.  In
addition, the public will vote for a “People’s Choice” winner. Apps will
be judged based on their usefulness, innovation, and ability to address
one or more of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s seven priorities for
EPA’s future.  Winners will receive recognition from EPA on the agency’s
website and at an event in Washington, DC in the fall, where they can
present their apps to senior EPA officials and other interested parties.

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