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Apps for the Environment Winners Chosen

EPA's Apps for the environment
The EPA has announced the winners of the Apps for the Environment competition. The five winners are:

  • Winner, Best Overall App: Light Bulb Finder by Adam Borut and Andrea Nylund of EcoHatchery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Runner Up, Best Overall App: Hootroot by Matthew Kling of Brighter Planet, Shelburne, Vt.
  • Winner, Best Student App: EarthFriend by Ali Hasan and Will Fry of Differential Apps and Fry Development Company, Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, N.C. and J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C..
  • Runner Up, Best Student App: Environmental Justice Participatory Mapping by Robert Sabie, Jr. of Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.
  • Popular Choice Award: CG Search by Suresh Ganesan of Cognizant Technology Solutions, South Plainfield, N.J.

Read more about the winners at the EPA’s press release and then check out the apps at the EPA’s competition page. Be sure to visit the competition page, each app has a video to explain its use!

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Profile Photo Ethan McMahon

Kate, Thanks for recognizing the good work of these developers. Beyond these five winners, the challenge yielded 33 more apps people can use to make better informed decisions about the environment (see http://appsfortheenvironment.challenge.gov/submissions). Can you revise your post to include an icon of the Runner Up Student App? It’s Environmental Justice Participatory Mapping and you can find it on the same URL as the others.

EPA wants to hear people’s ideas about building a stronger apps development community. Comments are welcomed at http://blog.epa.gov/data/help-epa-build-a-stronger-apps-development-community/ . Thanks again!

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