The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are celebrating Sustainability Month this May as part of the Year of Science 2009. The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS), the creators of the Year of Science 2009, are attempting to promote science in peoples everyday lives and engage the public.
Highlighting the need to meet our needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, Sustainability Month addresses the EPA’s efforts in sharing ideas for a sustainable future. This includes connecting with the public through blogs, podcasts and demonstrations of the importance of sustainability in our communities, and encouraging our youth to be more involved in science.
- Science of sustainability photo project on Flickr: http://www.epa.gov/yearofscience/sustain_photo.htm
- EPA scientists including Dr. Alan Hecht will blog on sustainability on
Greenversations under Science Wednesday http://blog.epa.gov/blog/category/sciencewednesday/ and http://www.yearofscience2009.org/themes_sustainability/celebrate/
- On May 8, EPA staff will give hands on science demonstrations for Math and Science Day at the Maryland Six Flags Amusement Park. Staff will also microblog at the event: http://twitter.com/greenversations
- Dr. Diane Bauer of EPA will be featured on “Meet the Scientist” on COPUS Year of Science Web site: http://www.yearofscience2009.org/themes_sustainability/meet-scientists
- On May 18, EPA will host a science of biofuels session at the American Institute of Biological Sciences
- EPA podcasts on science issues: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/multimedia.html
- On May 19, research staff will microblog from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair http://twitter.com/greenversations
More information on the EPA Year of Science: http://www.epa.gov/yearofscience
More information on COPUS and The Year of Science 2009: http://www.yearofscience2009.org
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