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San Diego County High School Vies for Environmental Prize

Students at a San Diego County High School are hoping to win a top prize for their environmental work.

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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