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

If you ever wanted to make a trashy video, now is your chance! Cash prizes too…

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
Recycling
Composting
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.

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

More information on the contest: http://www.epa.gov/waste/wycd/video.htm

Want to learn how your family can reduce your consumption and waste? Just watch this fun family film.

GARBAGE! The Revolution Starts at Home.

Filmmaker Andrew Nisker enlists the average urban family, the McDonalds, to keep every scrap of garbage that they produce for three months in their increasingly smelly garage. From organic waste to dirty diapers, from plastic bottles to Christmas wrapping, the McDonald’s discover that for every action there is a reaction that affects them and the entire planet.


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