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At the "People, Prosperity and the Planet" (P3) competition, students presented solutions to complex environmental problems to a panel of expert judges convened by AAAS.

Depending on lifestyle and consumption patterns, each person on the planet can generate tons of waste over the course of his or her life. The total amount of trash skyrockets with the farm, mine, and industrial wastes generated during the production of food, power, and consumer items.

“Working with Waste,” the 10 August special issue of Science, highlights the fact that trash can often be turned into treasure—a feedstock that the human race can’t afford to overlook as a burgeoning world population tries to use (and reuse) its resources more efficiently.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters building has earned gold-level certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program.

AAAS is the first and so far the only building in Washington, D.C. to achieve the gold level of certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) rating system.