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1 Webinar: Toxics Release Inventory and Design for the Environment July 6, 2011

2 Agenda Introductions –Sarah Swenson, EPA (facilitator) –Elizabeth Sommer (EPA) –Tim Antisdel (EPA) Format –EPA speakers (15 minutes) – overview of datasets –Lines are muted - submit questions as the speakers talk –Questions and Answers (15 minutes) See the website: epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment 1

3 Background about the Challenge Apps must use EPA data and address one of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Seven Priorities Judged based on usefulness, innovativeness, and usability Submissions are due by September 16 Winners and runners up for Best Overall App and Best Student App, plus People’s Choice Recognition from EPA in Washington, D.C. in November Get more details at epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment 2

4 Toxics Release Inventory 4

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6 Design for the Environment-labeled products use only the safest ingredients and meet strict EPA criteria. For consumers, the label: >> identifies the product as green >> enables quick selection 6

7 say “the government should set higher standards for environmental labels on products” [Green Gauge Survey of Consumers, 2009] 7 95% Would buy green/safer 63% Looked for green /safer 22% Bought Safer/Green [Deloitte Green Shopper Survey, 2009]

8 2,500+ safer products / 500+ manufacturers / reduces 700+ million pounds chemicals of concern per year ≈ 1,700 of products are industrial and institutional 800+ consumer products and growing rapidly Range of product categories: – Kitchen and bathroom cleaners, laundry detergents, car and boat care products, industrial coatings, disinfectants, field paint Potential for expansion to: – Personal care products, lubricants, pesticides, hydraulic fracturing fluids, adhesives and many more 8

9 Questions and Answers Potential topics: Questions about accessing or using DFE or TRI data How to submit ideas for apps Ideas for future webinars 3

10 Next Steps Apps for the Environment: epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment Post webinars on the website Weekly webinars for the next 6 weeks – 2 PM EST –The next webinar is on Wednesday, July 13 at 2 PM eastern –Topic: Coming soon! Check the website for registration info Submit your apps by September 16 Check the website for the latest news and sign up for the listserv (EPA App Developer Community) Follow us on Twitter: #greenapps us at 4

11 Additional Resources Design for the Environment –http://www.epa.gov/dfe/http://www.epa.gov/dfe/ –http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/products/list_of_labeled_products.htmlhttp://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/products/list_of_labeled_products.html – your questions to Toxics Release Inventory –www.epa.gov/triwww.epa.gov/tri –www.epa.gov/tri/triprogram/whatis.htmwww.epa.gov/tri/triprogram/whatis.htm –www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri09/nationalanalysiswww.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri09/nationalanalysis – your questions to 5


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