SOURCE: Lexus

April 28, 2008 16:33 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY for May 1 -- Three LA-Area High Schools Awarded $150,000 in National Environmental Contest

La Crescenta's Clark Magnet High School; Baldwin Park's Sierra Vista High School; Torrance's South High School

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) -


What:
Three of the 16 national winners in the Lexus
Environmental Challenge will be honored at Lexus'
headquarters. The three Los Angeles-based teams will
tour the Toyota/Lexus "green" campus and then attend
a recognition ceremony with Lexus executives and
associates.

Each team will receive $50,000 for their outstanding entries in the
Challenge, a national education program designed by Lexus and Scholastic to
educate and empower middle and high school students to take action to
improve the environment. The schools will receive grants for $10,000, the
teacher advisors will each get a $5,000 grant, and the students will share
$35,000 in scholarships for each team, for a total of $150,000.

These three winning projects tackled a variety of issues including proving
the effectiveness of no-take zones in the preservation of marine life,
raising awareness about air pollution, and educating people about the
impact of global warming on wild polar bears.

When:
Thursday, May 1
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Toyota/Lexus' "green" South Campus Tour
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Recognition Event

Where:
"Green" South Campus Tour -
Toyota South Campus
19801 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, California  90501
Please notify us for exact parking instructions.

Presentation and Interviews -
Lexus Building
2000 W. 190th Street
Torrance, California 90501
Parking will be available in the spaces marked "guest" located in front of
the Lexus building.

Who:
- Team members and teacher advisors from three winning teams: Marine
  Science Researchers (Clark Magnet High School), L.I.F.E. (South High
  School) and The Ones Who Care (Sierra Vista High School)
- Dave Nordstrom, Vice President of Marketing, Lexus
- Nancy Hubbell, Philanthropy Manager, Lexus

Visuals/Interviews:
--  Students touring the "green" campus as they continue to gain more
    knowledge about how to protect the environment.
--  Students being honored at a ceremony in the Lexus lobby including
    certificate and check presentations.
--  The students and their teachers will be available to share their
    stories of accomplishment and how they learned that they can make a
    positive impact on the environment.

Contact Information

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