Monday, March 8, 2010

Big cast of young government employees launch EPA video contest

Mobilizing a big cast of government employees to get the word out, the Environmental Protection Agency has launched another YouTube video contest - intended to highlight the issue of environmental justice. Called "Faces of the Grassroots", the contest has categories for both PSAs and short documentaries, and aims to put a human face on ways in which environmental policy and politics intersect with justice and human rights issues.

This isn't the first time the EPA, one of the U.S. government's most active agencies on YouTube, has launched a video contest - last December, the ran a recycling-themed video contest called "Our planet, Our stuff, Our choice," and back in March of 2009, just after the U.S. government launched on YouTube, they held a contest asking for videos to educate people about water quality issues. With each contest, the EPA has offered cash prizes for the best content.

Find out more about their environmental justice video contest at the landing page, and check out their call-out video below.


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