Thursday, April 17, 2008

NCER EPA EPA to Host Earth Day Meeting on Sustainability Projects

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EPA to Host Earth Day Meeting on Sustainability Projects

April 22-23, Washington, D.C.



(Washington, D.C., – April 17, 2008) Scientists and engineers supported by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Collaborative Science and
Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) program are meeting April 22-23 at
the Grand Hyatt Hotel and in EPA offices in Washington, D.C., to solicit input
and share early progress on their projects. In addition, there will be
interagency panel discussions on broad sustainability themes — energy and
aterials; water and land use; and getting to shared information.

The CNS grantees approach sustainability from many diverse perspectives,
including land use options that best protect water quality; the symbiotic
reuse and recycling of materials by an industrial network within a region; and
regional energy generation and conservation options that best protect air
quality and mitigate climate change.

"The CNS program is helping us to better translate the concept of
sustainability into science that informs practical action," said Dr. William
Sanders, director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Research.

In all cases, multi-disciplinary science and engineering investigators have
teamed with diverse decision-makers in the public and/or private sectors to
systemically understand regional problems and develop creative solutions that
address environmental, economic, and social dimensions.

This event is being held in partnership with the National Sustainable Design
Expo featuring EPA’s People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award. Both events
are free and open to the public.

More information on the CNS workshop:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/#apr2208

More information on the CNS projects:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/cns/cns_projects.html

More information on the Collaborative Science and Technology Network For
Sustainability: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/cns/

More information on P3 and the National Sustainable Design Expo:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/expo/index.html



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