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Environmental Protection Agency

Agency Info

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

EPA’s purpose is to ensure that:

— all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;

— national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;

— federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;

— environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;

— all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;

— environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and

— the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

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Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Sensor system to measure air pollution during wildland fires

Open UntilNov 22, 2017

Regulations.gov Data Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Find the rule you need, leave the comment you want!

Closed OnNov 21, 2016

Transform Tox Testing Challenge Stage 2

Environmental Protection Agency

Innovating for Metabolism

Closed OnJan 26, 2017

Smart City Air Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Communities, show us how you manage lots of air quality data.

Closed OnOct 28, 2016

2016 Campus Rainworks Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Challenging students to design innovative stormwater management projects on campus using green infrastructure.

Closed OnSep 30, 2016

2016 TRI University Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is challenging university faculty and students to create innovative projects that improve the understanding and use of Toxics Release Inventory data.

Closed OnMar 27, 2016

Visualize Your Water

Environmental Protection Agency

High school students are challenged to use open government data sources to create compelling, innovative, and comprehensible visualizations that inform individuals and communities about nutrient pollution and inspire them to reduce nutrient levels that cause algal blooms and hypoxia in local watersheds.

Closed OnMar 01, 2016

Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA and its partners are hosting a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure.

Closed OnJan 15, 2016

Nutrient Sensor Challenge Phase 2: Technology Evaluations and Award Selections

Environmental Protection Agency

The Nutrient Sensor Challenge will accelerate the development and deployment of affordable nutrient sensors to reduce the cost and complexity of collecting nutrient data and allow for better measurement and tracking of nutrients throughout ecosystems. The Challenging Nutrients Coalition includes NOAA, USGS, and NIST.

Closed OnDec 18, 2015

2015 Campus Rainworks Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Challenging students to design innovative stormwater management projects on campus using green infrastructure.

Closed OnSep 30, 2015

Visualizing Nutrients

Environmental Protection Agency

Use open government data sources to create compelling, innovative, and comprehensible visualizations that inform individuals and communities about nutrient pollution and inspire them to reduce nutrient levels that cause algal blooms and hypoxia in local watersheds.

Closed OnJun 08, 2015

2015 TRI University Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is challenging university faculty and students to create innovative projects that improve the understanding and use of Toxics Release Inventory data.

Closed OnMar 27, 2015

Nutrient Sensor Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

The Nutrient Sensor Challenge will accelerate the development and deployment of affordable nutrient sensors to reduce the cost and complexity of collecting nutrient data and allow for better measurement and tracking of nutrients throughout ecosystems. The Challenging Nutrients Coalition includes NOAA, USGS, and NIST.

Closed OnMar 16, 2015

SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest

Environmental Protection Agency

Submit original, creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness.

Closed OnApr 01, 2014

National Aquatic Resource Surveys Campus Research Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

College students are invited to develop innovative ways of using EPA's water data to better protect aquatic resources.

Closed OnMay 15, 2014

2014 TRI University Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is challenging university faculty and students to create practical projects that improve use of Toxics Release Inventory data.

Closed OnMar 21, 2014

Climate Change In Focus

Environmental Protection Agency

An exciting challenge that offers middle school students a chance to create an awesome original video about climate change.

Closed OnMar 18, 2014

Develop Ability to Use Toxicity Data to Predict Lowest Effect Level Dose in Animal Studies

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking your help in providing solutions for how new toxicity data on 1800 chemicals can be used to predict the Lowest Effect Level Dose in Animal Studies.

Closed OnJul 11, 2014

Campus RainWorks 2013

Environmental Protection Agency

College students design innovative stormwater management projects for their campus to raise awareness of green design.

Closed OnDec 23, 2013

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards 2013

Environmental Protection Agency

The awards recognize innovative technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use and help advance the protection of human health and the environment.

Closed OnApr 30, 2013

Rachel Carson “Sense of Wonder” Contest 2013

Environmental Protection Agency

Express your sense of wonder about the natural environment through a creative project that tells a story about our precious earth.

Closed OnJun 11, 2013

Sunwise with SHADE 2013 Poster Contest

Environmental Protection Agency

Submit original, creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness.

Closed OnApr 01, 2013

TRI University Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

College students and faculty find innovative, creative decision-making uses for Toxics Release Inventory data and related information.

Closed OnMay 13, 2013

Real-Time Sensor to Monitor Sewer Overflows

Environmental Protection Agency

Design an efficient, inexpensive, and low-maintenance sensor to monitor sewer overflows in real time.

Closed OnSep 02, 2013

Campus RainWorks 2012

Environmental Protection Agency

Campus RainWorks challenges college students to design innovative stormwater management projects for their campus to raise awareness of green design.

Closed OnDec 14, 2012

Six Words For The Planet

Environmental Protection Agency

Write a six-word essay about the planet or the environment.

Closed OnOct 01, 2012

Sunwise with SHADE 2012 Poster Contest

Environmental Protection Agency

Submit original, creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness.

Closed OnApr 01, 2012

Game Day Challenge 2011

Environmental Protection Agency

The Game Day Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. This challenge is an initiative of EPAs WasteWise program.

Closed OnNov 30, 2011

2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Environmental Protection Agency

The awards recognize innovative technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use and help advance the protection of human health and the environment.

Closed OnJan 01, 2012

Apps for the Environment

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA challenged the public to find new ways to use and deliver EPA data in an app.

Closed OnSep 17, 2011

State of the Environment “Locations” Photo Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

Calling all photographers! Based on the 1970s Documerica collection of environmental photos, we're "challenging" you to submit a new photo you took showing how that location looks today.

Closed OnJan 01, 2014

2011 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings

Environmental Protection Agency

Teams from 245 commercial buildings are in a head-to-head competition to see who can reduce their energy use the most!

Closed OnAug 31, 2011

Green Power Community Challenge

Environmental Protection Agency

A year-long campaign to encourage cities, towns, villages, and Native American tribes to use renewable energy.

Closed OnSep 01, 2011

Rachel Carson “Sense of Wonder” Contest 2011

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, The National Center for Creative Aging, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., announce a poetry, essay, photo and dance contest.

Closed OnJun 11, 2011

2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Environmental Protection Agency

The awards recognize innovative technologies that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use and help advance the protection of human health and the environment.

Closed OnJan 01, 2011

National Radon Poster Contest

Environmental Protection Agency

Engage student leaders in raising radon awareness through their posters among their family, school and community

Closed OnNov 01, 2010

Game Day Challenge 2010

Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce waste at your college's football games!

Closed OnOct 07, 2010

Help Fight Environmental Crime Art Contest

Environmental Protection Agency

For middle and high school students who are members of a federally recognized tribe

Closed OnOct 09, 2010

It’s My Environment Video Project

Environmental Protection Agency

Take 10 seconds to show how you protect the environment and join the human chain!

Closed OnJun 07, 2011

Arsenic Sensor Challenge – Stage 1

Environmental Protection Agency

Help improve arsenic sensing in water

Closed OnMar 13, 2017

More Water Less Concentrate – Stage 1

Environmental Protection Agency

Help desalination plants make more water and less concentrate

Closed OnMar 13, 2017

Government-wide Earth Day Hackathon

Environmental Protection Agency

Join us at our Government-wide Earth Day Hackathon, let's work together to keep our Earth Green and Clean.

Closed OnApr 22, 2016