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

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.

Luther's sustainability office would like to use any videos produced by the Luther community on our Web site.  Please contact Dan Bellrichard at danbellrichard@luther.edu if you plan on submitting a video.

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

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