SUPERVISOR GLORIA MOLINA
County of Los Angeles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Angie Castro, (213) 703-2823
MOLINA HONORS TOP “EARTH DEFENDERS” OF “A GREEN BAG
FOR A CLEAN EARTH” CAMPAIGN
STUDENTS FIGHT BAG MONSTER AND LEARN ABOUT REUSABLE BAGS
BAG MONSTER JOINS PRESENTATION AT SUPERVISORS MEETING JULY 28
15 San Gabriel Valley Schools to Kick-Off Next Phase
LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2009) -- Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina will honor the first and top “Earth Defenders” who participated in her “A Green Bag for a Clean Earth” program—who fought the “Bag Monster” by promoting reusable bags as an alternative to plastic bags.
More than 1,450 students from the Florence-Firestone area elementary schools learned about the negative impacts of plastic bags on the environment -- and, as part of this campaign, were the first to promote the use of reusable bags in place of single-use bags.
The top participating school --
Karla Sanchez will be recognized for their outstanding efforts to “Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse” and for helping preserve a “greener” earth.
“These young students have begun behavioral change among themselves, their households and community -- and are creating a whole new generation of earth defenders,” said Molina. “By learning and helping us educate their parents and family members about the importance of reusable bags, young people are leading the charge in preserving a ‘greener’ earth for their generation and generations to come.”
Students who collected the most stickers by using their bags received prizes such as a Dodger on-field experience, Dodger tickets, a bike, and Disney goody bags.
Molina’s “A Green Bag for a Clean Earth” travels to 15 additional elementary schools in the
WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – 9:30AM
WHERE: Board Room, Hall of Administration,
WHO: Supervisor Gloria Molina, Lillian Elementary School Students, the
“Bag Monster,” Heal the Bay,