Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Apps for the Environment!

What environmental issue would you address with an app? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced winners from an "Apps for the Environment" challenge. The EPA's Chief Information Officer stated in a press release that, "The winners of the Apps for the Environment challenge demonstrate that it's possible to transform data from EPA and elsewhere into applications that people can use."

The "Best Overall App" winners, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed the "Light Bulb Finder" app, which helps users make informed lighting decisions- calculating how much money users can save by switching light bulbs, as well as the effect on the environment.

Today the EPA is holding an Apps for the Environment forum in Virginia to discuss the future of environmental apps and mobile technology.

Click here to read the full press release or here to read more about the winners and other contest submissions.