Monday, February 2, 2009

CORRECTION ON STREET NUMBER: FW: MOLINA NEWS: Introduces Green Bags for a Clean Earth:


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400 Elementary School Students Initiate New Generation of Earth Defenders
and Teach Parents and Families about Protecting the Environment


Students Join Fight Against “The Bag Monster”  -- Bag Monster Symbolizes
Number of Plastic Bags Used by
U.S. Households Annually



LOS ANGELES (February 2, 2008) – Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina launches campaign with 400 elementary school students and community leaders in Florence-Firestone to introduce her “Green Bags for a Clean Earth” campaign.   Students will learn about the negative impacts plastic bags have on the environment and join team of “Earth Defenders” to help promote the use of canvas bags in place of single-use bags. 


“We want to begin behavioral change regarding environmental responsibility by initiating a whole new generation of earth defenders,” said Molina.  “By learning early and helping us educate parents through their children about the importance of reusable bags, young people are leading the charge in preserving a “greener” earth for their generation and generations to come,” said Molina.


WHAT:           Molina launches “Green Bag for a Clean Earth” Campaign in Environmentally underserved area


WHEN:            Wed, Feb 4 at 9:30 AM


WHERE:         Lillian Street Elementary School, 5909 Lillian Street, L.A., CA 90001 (media parking on Holmes, South of Randolph)



·        Supervisor Gloria Molina

·        400 elementary school students grades 3 to 5

·        Community leaders

·        Heal the Bay and the Bag Monster

·        Los Angeles Conservation Corp

·        L.A. County Department of Public Works

·        El Super, Superior and El Tapatio Markets



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