Do you have creative ideas on how to use data and tools to identify environmental justice issues in communities? Join the challenge! EPA and its co-sponsors have launched this challenge to enhance communities’ capacity to address environmental inequities.
Learn more about the challenge and how to apply here.
Also, join EPA on December 6, 2021 for an informational webinar on the Environmental Justice (EJ) Video Challenge for Students! This webinar is your opportunity to learn more about the challenge and ask questions.
Register for the December 6, 2021 webinar here.
The goals of the Challenge are to:
Inspire students at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories to work directly with communities in the identification and characterization of EJ challenges using data and publicly available tools, and help communities address EJ challenges and/or vulnerabilities to environmental and public health hazards using data and publicly available tools.
In Phase 1, students will submit a video that demonstrates innovative approaches to identify and characterize an EJ issue(s) in a community using data and publicly available tools. Challenge winners will receive up to $20,000, as well as other additional benefits. Details on Phase 2 of the challenge will be shared at a later date.
Phase 1 submissions are due April 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET.
Any questions? Please contact: EJVideoChallenge@epa.gov.