Join us in building Lifecycle Tools with US EPA widgets to help reduce negative impacts through local innovation. Explore Impacts

Environmental Impacts

Choose your location to see which industries are active in your community, which create the most jobs and which have the biggest environmental impacts.

Local Industries

Collaboration Opportunities

The US EPA is collaborating with programmers, students, community reps and designers to create inspiring tools. Get involved adding APIs and updating widgets.

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Product Lifecycle Tools

We've teamed up with sustainablity experts, data scientists and educators around the world to integrate systems in community-focused environmental impact pages.

Lifecycle Tools


Collaborate on projects with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in areas like international impact footprint labels, waste-to-energy, the transition to electric vehicle manufacturing, local environmental indicators and mapping, advanced biofuels, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More and Get Involved

48 Hours of Earth Day!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Join us for 5 or more hours during Democracy Lab's 48 HOUR EARTH DAY on April 22nd. The event will begin when Earth Day starts in New Zealand (UTC+12), and conclude 48 hours later when the day ends on Howland Island (UTC-12). Project teams will participate from all around the world!  Join our project team

Community Apps for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Working to Improve Life-Cycle Assessment for Communities
Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycle. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, reduce costs and attract new industries.

Explore your community's impacts
Companies like Amazon and General Motors are using the US Environmentally Extended Input-Output (USEEIO) Models to analyze economic and environmental impacts across all economic sectors. The model is available for community planning, business development and environmental education through our Local Industry Comparison Tools

Learn more about USEEIO Community Pages
Using an economy-wide input-output model of industries, households and the environment, the new online tools help communities identify opportunities for both economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Project Areas

Starter Pages - Copy and add parameters
JQuery/React - Environmental Profile Editor
React/D3 - Inflow-Outflow and Sankey Charts
Python/R - GitHub Actions Data Pipeline
Python - Machine Learning
UX/UI - Nutrition Labels / Scenario Reporting
Maps - Data Visualizations
Cinematic - Environmental Impact Apps
3.0 Mockup - Lifecycle Tools
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