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October 22, 2010

"Go H 2 O!" Challenge to teach students about the importance of drinking water and reusing and recycling plastics

Los Angeles (October 22, 2010) - LA's BEST has teamed up with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for a second year to rally thousands of students to transform the way they think about recycling and their health. LA's BEST students will embark on the "Go H 2 O!" challenge to learn about the environmental benefits of recycling and the importance of drinking water for a healthy lifestyle. 

"The 2009 program was a huge success and we still see kids carrying their "Go H 2 O!" water bottles at our sites. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to challenge, excite and educate even more of our students about the importance of healthy choices and recycling," said Carla Sanger, LA's BEST President and CEO.

Eighty-nine LA's BEST school sites across Los Angeles are participating in the "Go H 2 O!" Challenge from October 22 through November 12.  Students are challenged to drink one bottle of water throughout the LA's BEST program each afternoon and increase their recycling knowledge through educational games and tips. To support this effort, ACC is donating 15,000 reusable plastic water bottles to participating schools and providing educational materials to support the recycling lessons.

"Working with LA's BEST has allowed us to provide an educational program for more than 30,000 students.  We are pleased to be part of a partnership that not only teaches kids the importance of recycling but also the importance of healthy habits," said Steve Russell , vice president, plastics, of the American Chemistry Council. "Learning to reduce, reuse and recycle is an important lesson for us all and we are excited to work with LA's BEST again this year to get kids involved and engaged early."

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