From: California Safe Schools
Published October 5, 2004 03:43 PM

Celebrities Join California Safe Schools Environmental Celebration

Carter Jenkins of Nickelodeons "Unfabulous"and Joy Loren of ABC's New series "Desperate Housewives", and internationally celebrated illustrator Michael Bruza, will join California Safe Schools (CSS) www.calisafe.org a national children's environmental health nonprofit, to present Green Flag Awards to four Los Angeles Unified Schools, out of only twelve in the nation, and unveil three new safety messages in the CSS "Kids Get More than Calcium with Milk" Safety Campaign with Driftwood Dairy. The campaign distributes more than one million safety messages on milk cartons to students throughout Southern California. Prior messages include: It's Our Ocean Too - Keep it Clean! - Be Proud of Your Planet - Protect it! & Don't Feed Pests Use Trash Bins.


The Green Flag program provides a mechanism for school environmental groups (consisting of students, teachers, parents and staff), to explore the environmental impacts of their school.


The national GREEN FLAG AWARDS recipients for Recycling and Integrated Pest Management which uses low risk methods to eliminate pests and weeds: Aldama Elementary - Fernangeles Elementary Millikan Middle School - Sun Valley Middle School


Visuals: Aldama Elementary Dancers, Drifty the Cow, Colorful Recycling Posters Designed by Aldama students, Oversized innovative Milk Carton Safety Messages , Banners, and beautiful Green Flags!


JOINING THE CELEBRATION: Office of Mayor James Hahn & Office of Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg , Robina Suwol, Executive Director California Safe Schools, David Tokofsky & Jon Laritzen, LA Unified Boardmembers Angelo Bellomo, Director of LA Unified Environmental Health & Safety,John Dolan, Driftwood Dairy & Drifty the Cow,Elliott Ponchick, William C. Bannerman Foundation Mitzi Shpak Caltech Genetic Microtechnologist, Ashley Posner Esq,. Board Chair of California Safe Schools, Steve Seeley, Tetrapak & Waste Management


When: October 4th, 2004 @ 10:00 am
Where: Aldama Elementary School - 632. N.
Avenue 50, LA, CA. 90042
323-255-1434


For more information:
Robina Suwol, Executive Director 818-785-5515 cellular: 818-261-7965


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