Pollution Prevention Week 2011 Videos

Pollution Prevention Week 2011 Video Contest

In celebration of National Pollution Prevention Week (September 19-25), DTSC and the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) are asking everyday people just like you to make a short video that shows how making small changes in our daily lives can have a big, positive impact on the environment. Pollution Prevention Week 2011 is about the power every individual has to make a difference.  

The contest theme, “It Starts With Me”, illustrates how our own personal decisions can have a positive impact on the environment. If you share your experience on how to reduce your environmental footprint, others can take notice and do the same. In this way, one individual's influence can create awareness in their community by setting a good example and being proactive. Videos submitted for this contest should encourage the audience to make choices that support pollution prevention. Send us your video showing us the positive impact that could be achieved if everyone made a commitment to support pollution prevention. For examples of pollution prevention, click here.

Read the script for the Pollution Prevention Week 2011 promotional video (shown above) or visit our YouTube contest site.

2011 P2 Video Contest Finalists 












To see all the video responses, go to our YouTube contest site!

The Competition

National Pollution Prevention Week is about renewing our efforts to protect the environment and human health. This year we are again asking for videos of 60 seconds or less that focus on the key elements of pollution prevention:

  • Generating less solid & hazardous waste
  • Using less toxic chemicals (safer ingredients and products)
  • Conserving water & energy
  • Reducing air pollution
  • Conserving natural resources    

All you need to do is

  1. Fill out the submission form,
  2. review the rules,  
  3. submit your video response on or before Sept. 14, 2011, to our promotional video on DTSC’s YouTube contest site, and
  4. send out the contest flyer to all your friends!

The best videos will be featured throughout Pollution Prevention Week on the DTSC Web page.


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