San Diego County High School Vies for Environmental Prize
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This spring Social Justice students at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad started a campaign on campus to encourage their community to stop using plastic water bottles.
They asked people to switch to re-usable bottles in an effort to be more environmentally sustainable.
Along the way, the students made a couple of short videos and entered a contest open to all schools in North America.
The school has been selected as one of the top 3 finalists out of 174 teams.
A public vote on a Web site decides who will take home the $50,000 prize package, which includes $10,000 in cash, $15,000 worth of computers and other school equipment.
The web site is operated by Quantum Shift TV which calls itself a 21st Century storyteller renewing the cultural values of community, care and interconnectedness through the use of leading edge technology and citizen journalism.
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