SOURCE: Christie Communications, Green2Gold

November 28, 2007 19:34 ET

The ABC's of Going Green

Green California Schools Summit and Christie Communications Provide Resources for Greening Schools

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - With California on the leading edge of the green school movement, creating a statewide framework and incentives for sustainable schools, the Christie Communications Green Team, Green2Gold, and Take Stock in the Future are proud to introduce a host of ethical, green companies promoting natural living, environmental sustainability and eco-awareness at their booth at the Green California Schools Summit, December 4th - 6th, 2007 at the Pasadena Conference Center. Attendees include over 2,500 of California's finest policy makers, School District Superintendents, Board Members, School building Facility Planners & Designers, School CFOs and Business Managers, teachers, Government Officials, Administrators, concerned parents, and environmental enthusiasts from throughout California.

The Green California Schools Summit is the groundbreaking event that will focus on the strategies, technologies and services that will ensure that new and existing public schools are models of sustainability and provide healthy learning environments for students. The event keynotes, which will take place in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium, will be provided by Ed Begley, Jr. and Bill Nye "the Science Guy."

The Summit's educational program includes 75 educational sessions and workshops covering all aspects of planning, building, maintaining green schools and creating a culture of sustainability within these schools and communities. Speakers and presenters cover the spectrum -- from those in charge at the state level to the architects, planners, standards setting organizations and opinion leaders in the green schools movement. As a pioneer in the green movement, Alan Tratner, Founder of Green2Gold, has been featured on Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, amongst many others and will be presenting his "Cashing In on Great Ideas" with examples of green entrepreneurship and innovation including Terraus, Take Stock in the Future, and Nourish America.

"We are thrilled to be involved in promoting healthier environments for our state's children," says Gillian Christie, Founder & CEO of Christie Communications. "Healthy minds make healthy decisions and we are proud to be able to support and forward the vital mission of the Green California Schools Summit, Green2Gold, Nourish America, and our other event partners."

Visit the Christie Communications booth to experience:

--  Sample Steaz®, the world's first and only USDA Certified Organic and
    Fair Trade Certified™ Sparkling Green Teas now available in 12 oz Sleek
    cans.  Lightly carbonated and DECAFFEINATED, Steaz® Sparkling Green Teas
    are available in kid-friendly flavors like Raspberry, Orange, Root Beer and
    Green Tea With Lemon. 100% natural with nothing artificial, each can of
    Steaz® contains the healthy benefits of a cup of decaffeinated green tea
    in addition to being high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  Steaz® is a
    school-approved solution for active, thirsty students and teachers alike
--  To ensure healthy environments for students, athletes, and teachers,
    GET Microsolutions has easy to use, liquid, safe products that get results
    for all gardening and lawn-care needs ranging from GET Green and GET
    Growing, to many others. GET Microsolutions has the nation's foremost
    effective lawn-care solutions with their line of natural and organic, non-
    toxic lawn-care products safe for use in schools and municipalities with
    children and animals (
--  Full Spectrum Solutions is a leader in the healthy lighting industry
    and provides natural lighting that has been shown to increase productivity
    by up to 30%! Students and faculty will enjoy the improved visual clarity
    as well as the reduction of glare, eye strain, headaches, fatigue &
    irritability (
--  ImagiPLAY ( are the makers of Earth Friendly & Child
    Safe Toys with Integrity! ImagiPLAY is dedicated to developing educational
    toys that inspire imaginations.
--  GreenKidz ( creates affordable, nutrient rich,
    healthy and delicious food for school programs, retail, and on-line
--  ECO Block is the world's smartest green building material with an 80-
    year history of superior, eco-friendly materials that are breathable, fire-
    resistant, sound absorbing, low maintenance, environmentally-sustainable,
    and made with natural ingredients.
--  Nourish America, a national non-profit committed to improving the
    health of students, children, seniors, adults, and veterans through
    providing nourishment programs, and health education services to
    underserved communities throughout America. (
--  Based in Santa Barbara, California with teams in Los Angeles and New
    York City, Christie Communications takes "Dreams to Mainstream" by
    providing public relations, marketing, and advertising for ethical
    businesses, entrepreneurs, and socially-conscious organizations with the
    goal to Make Peace Profitable™. The Christie CommUnity Foundation
    creates a "ripple effect" of global betterment through developing and
    promoting innovative, results-oriented initiatives for the betterment of
    the world. Christie Communications is an organization based in philosophy,
    driven by passion, and known by its results (
--  Green2Gold, an innovative international non-profit that develops,
    protects, mentors and rapidly commercializes new energy and environmental
    technologies, sustainable enterprises, products and services for the
    consumer, as well as government, school systems, and business market places
--  Take Stock in the Future provides healthy, environmentally and
    socially responsible fundraising alternatives for educational institutions,
    charities, and other non profit organizations.  TSF inspires, facilitates
    and rewards environmental entrepreneurship in our youth.

For more information, contact Alissa Sears at 805-969-3744 or by email at Please visit Christie Communications is located at 1165 Coast Village Rd, Suite M, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

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