Youth Sustainability Challenge Twitter Town Hall

This spring, the White House challenged youth to share their stories about how they were promoting sustainability in their communities. Several winners of that challenge were highlighted during events at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil in June and then came together at a White House event to discuss the work they are doing around environmental stewardship. August 31, 2012.

Prenatal Exposure to Prescription Painkillers: Finding Solutions & Reducing Impact – Part 1

Scientists, policy makers and advocates meet to discuss the growing problem of—and solutions to—maternal addiction and newborns exposed to prescription painkillers during pregnancy. August 30, 2012.

Prenatal Exposure to Prescription Painkillers: Finding Solutions & Reducing Impact – Part 2

Scientists, policy makers and advocates meet to discuss the growing problem of—and solutions to—maternal addiction and newborns exposed to prescription painkillers during pregnancy. August 30, 2012.

Prenatal Exposure to Prescription Painkillers: Finding Solutions & Reducing Impact – Part 3

Scientists, policy makers and advocates meet to discuss the growing problem of—and solutions to—maternal addiction and newborns exposed to prescription painkillers during pregnancy. August 30, 2012.

Prenatal Exposure to Prescription Painkillers: Finding Solutions & Reducing Impact – Part 4

Scientists, policy makers and advocates meet to discuss the growing problem of—and solutions to—maternal addiction and newborns exposed to prescription painkillers during pregnancy. August 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America's combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama greets troops after delivering remarks at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama greets troops after delivering remarks at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America's combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama talks with troops backstage before participating in a roundtable discussion at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama talks with troops backstage before participating in a roundtable discussion at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America's combat mission in Iraq.

President Barack Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews via Marine One, Aug. 31, 2012, before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

President Barack Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews via Marine One, Aug. 31, 2012, before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

West Wing Week: 8/31/12 or “It’s Summer Mailbag Time!”

It’s the summer’s special Mailbag Edition of West Wing Week, featuring Elizabeth Olson, Director of Presidential Correspondence. This week we’re taking a moment to pick out a few of your letters from the thousands that arrive everyday here at the White House and answer some of your questions on immigration, healthcare, and the economy. That’s August 24th to August 30th or, “It’s Summer Mailbag Time!”