On April 18–20, 2009, EPA will hold the 5th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, which will display new sustainable or green technologies. More than 40 college teams and other exhibitors from across the country will show their innovative solutions for an environmentally sustainable future, including generating ethanol from coffee production wastewater, embedding small glass spheres in house paint to deflect heat in the summer, and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to maximize prairie switch grass ethanol yield.

The expo will begin at noon on Saturday, April 18 and will also showcase EPA’s Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award competition. Previous P3 winners have taken their innovations to new levels, including starting successful businesses

WHAT: th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo and People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Awards.

WHEN: Saturday, April 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Monday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Mall between Constitution and Independence Avenues and 3rd and 4th Streets, N.W.