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Revealiency Announces Issuance of US Patent Covering AI-Powered Autonomous Emissions Testing, Analysis, and Reporting Technology

LEHI, Utah -- Revealiency (aka Emissions-Based Maintenance or EBM) is a Clean Technology company that focuses on optimizing compression ignition engine performance by sampling, and analyzing, engine exhaust using EBM Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to identify corrective maintenance actions that can be taken by engine owners.

Revealiency focuses on commercial and industrial engines that operate over long periods at high-duty cycles. Therefore, even small improvements identified by EBM's technology yields significant benefits.

Today, EBM proudly announces that it has secured US Patent No. US 2020/0109677 A1 - Engine emission status-based maintenance, which autonomously monitors exhaust-gases and provides actionable maintenance corrective actions that can be taken to improve engine performance. By doing so, this technology can also verify an engine is operating within specified parameters.

Benefits of the technology include: 1) reduced environmental impact, 2) lower operating costs, 3) enhanced engine reliability, and 4) improved engine life.

"I am pleased to see the development of this new EBM AI technology. It has been developed using decades of science-based research and hands-on experience with thousands of diesel engines," said Steve "Skinner" Forbush, Co-Founder and Lead Technical Engineer. "This patent leverages recent technological advancements in industrial IoT (telematics) devices with decades of emissions-based engine research."

EBM AI co-inventor and Revealiency Co-Founder and President, Jeramiah Forbush, added, "Many engine owners rely on OEM systems to monitor engine performance and assume that modern computer-controlled engines operate as they were designed. We have collected thousands of emissions tests and typically identify considerable opportunities to improve engine performance. This new AI technology allows for an increase in the frequency of emissions testing while completely automating the testing, analysis, and reporting functions."

For more information on how this patented technology might benefit your business, contact Jeramiah Forbush at jforbush@revealiency.com or (801) 901-8258.

About Revealiency

Revealiency is a clean technology company that focuses on improving commercial and industrial engine performance by identifying engine maintenance opportunities. This is done by sampling and analyzing engine exhaust using EBM AI technology. In recent projects, EBM AI has produced emissions and fuel savings of more than the 5%-7% targets. EBM has prided positive results with customers on six continents. Revealiency has identified corrective actions that can be taken to save over 2 Billion pounds of CO2 from the environment, which is equivalent to the annual CO2 production of over 900,000 automobiles.

Learn more at: https://revealiency.com/

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Southeastern Data Awarded Orange County, FL Bid For Electronics Recycling and IT Asset Management

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Southeastern Data, an Orlando-Based firm that specializes in computer hardware, electronics, and technology equipment recycling, has been awarded Orange, County Florida's bid for E-Recycling and IT Asset Management.

"We are immensely proud to have been awarded this contract to offer our services to our hometown county," says Michael Stubblebine, President at Southeastern Data. "Our team is dedicated to giving back to the environment, and we also believe in giving back to the community. This is a WIN-WIN for us!"

Orange County residents can see which electronics are accepted, and also view a list of collecting sites by visiting: http://www.ocfl.net/HHW.

Southeastern Data accepts residential working and non-working computers and electronic devices for e-recycling at our Orlando Facility. If the devices contain electronic circuitry, either with a cord or not (cordless) and is considered a technology device, we can accept it for e-recycling.

For a list of items that are accepted by Southeastern Data, please visit: https://www.southeasterndata.com/our-services/electronics-recycling/acceptable-items/

Founded in 1996, Southeastern Data provides local, national, and international organizations responsible and cost-effective solutions for their electronic waste challenges. Southeastern Data is an ISO and NAID certified and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approved recycling company. Southeastern Data is a green technology company with the knowledge and expertise in the recycling, refurbishing, and disposal of used computers and electronic equipment.

If you would like more information, please call or e-mail: Hilary Stubblebine (Vice President, New Business) - Southeastern Data at: 800.810.0432, or contact@southeasterndata.com

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Polar Bears – Now ‘Garbage Bears’ – ‘Can you Hear Me’ by Danielle Alura

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Who doesn't like watching fluffy polar bears, monkeys in natural hot springs, and koalas? Custom couture made out of single use objects? The official music video for "Can You Hear Me" By Danielle Alura is very eye-catching and creates an amazing picture for Mother Earth; fluffy, fashionable and factual all at the same time.

With plenty of hidden talents, this international model, actress, singer, humanitarian and environmental activist - Danielle Alura has recently written a number of original songs - all to bring attention to climate change. Her first single ever, entitled "Can You Hear Me" just released on most popular media platforms.

The music video that premiered at 8 p.m. on YouTube perfectly illustrates her message of environmental awareness and even features a number of familiar faces endorsing her efforts for wasteful single use plastic reduction.

"I hope you like it as much as I did writing and creating everything to make the message universal. Please share it with your friends and family in every way on every platform. The importance of caring for our planet can cross cultures and continents just like music. Let's spread the word and the art!" Alura says.

Danielle Alura has always written music; mixing and mastering songs only for her family to enjoy. She writes in most any genre of music and has finished more than 6 albums worth of songs. This will be the very first song ever released to the public out of all the material she has written. Being an international entertainer has given her the fortunate opportunity to see the world. While increasingly coming across pollution and litter on her travels, she decided this needed to be her primary focus. Danielle Alura will release original music to the world for the first time in effort to promote climate action.

Adopted as a baby, she was greeted with a song her father wrote on his Hammond/Leslie organ. That organ is still in her family's home dusted off and played on joyous occasions. Growing up, her Italian family was very musically inclined- especially while cooking in the kitchen. Her grandpa Joe, who just turned 102, would be watching baseball on mute whilst Italian opera plays on the radio all while cooking an Italian dish. With an all-sensory experience from birth, music became Danielle's joy. She has a crossover voice and can sing most any genre of music, from pop to show tunes to opera. Even Danielle's father can pick up any instrument and play a tune.

Future releases of more environmental music will happen leading up 2021 for Danielle. Currently crowned Elite Miss Pennsylvania Earth 2020, she will compete for Elite Miss Earth USA in January.

The Miss Earth USA organization promotes environmental awareness and encourages green leadership in communities. Danielle advocates against plastic pollution with her platform "No Excuse for Single Use".

Listen now on https://www.daniellealura.com/ and on Spotify, YouTube and iTunes.

Watch the Music Video here (YouTube): https://youtu.be/NO8cweMxIwg

Follow her on:
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Elite Miss Pennsylvania Partners with 20+ East Coast Hotels – Projected to Prevent More Than 1 Ton of Plastic Waste from Landfills

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Danielle Alura, Elite Miss Pennsylvania, received the 2020 Olive Branch Certificate of Recognition from the Coalition for Peace Action for her efforts against climate change, to build a green economy. One of the achievements this year was Danielle held a socially distanced green talk outside Philly for hotel owners.

The hotel association she met with as her first step of influence was AAHOA, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the majority being immigrant owned. The attendees interested in her green program represented more than 140+ east coast hotels. She has already been able to convince more than 20 hotels so far to pledge against their plastic waste!

By choosing to adopt at least one of her suggested plastic prevention initiatives into their business operations, this will successfully prevent over 1 ton of waste from our communities' landfills by 2021. She is still meeting with more hotels and franchises as they voice interest in her free green program to reduce plastic waste and save money while going green. A new hotel franchise with more than 100 hotels is on board to implement her "No Excuse for Single Use" Program across their whole franchise.

Danielle is the current Elite Miss Pennsylvania, a member of the United Nations of Greater Philadelphia, a member of their event committee, a member of the Coalition for Peace Action and a supporter of Family Promise, a non-profit helping the homeless. She has sat on their Executive Board as the Secretary, Chair of the event committee and Vice President of Family Promise of Orange County (FPOC). Danielle has helped raise more than $400,000 for charity in the past few years, of which $82,000 was raised virtually over the course of 24hrs for FPOC in the middle of this pandemic for the families.

Danielle admired how green conscious her mother was when growing up. Being the oldest of 4 adopted kids, she remembers, wearing hand-me-downs, recycling and repurposing things they simply couldn't throw away.

"I still remember leaving swim team practice and dropping the empty glass bottles into the recycling bins and hearing them break, or pulling over and watering neighbor's thirsty plants on their porch with our water bottles as we drove by."

After traveling to 9 countries last summer, from the Galapagos Islands, to China - she came across trash everywhere. Upon returning to the states, she searched for ways to create awareness and discovered there was a pageant system designed for such green leaders. Her platform: No Excuse for Single Use (NEFSU).

"First, I encouraged people to begin a zero waste home during the pandemic by taking simple green steps. I post a new sustainable video tip weekly to help you add new green habits to your lifestyle. However, going 'green' to impact climate change does not strictly rely on us as individuals. We need corporations to contribute their efforts for climate change. Otherwise - as individuals alone - we won't even make a dent in pollution. Therefore, the other side of my platform focuses on business. I have partnered with hotels as well to pledge against plastic waste."

Danielle has also lobbied alongside PennEnvironment, United Nations Greater Philadelphia and the CFPA against single use plastics in front of many elected officials. They also talked about the horrors of landfill pollutants into our water, air and food and the importance of increasing Electric Vehicle infrastructure. Danielle's platform "No Excuse for Single Use" will now be utilized by Rep. Ronni Green as a Zero Waste Home resource for the community.

Danielle Alura has recently written a number of original songs - all to the tune of climate change. Her whole life she has written original music but kept it only for her family to enjoy. Now, she will be releasing the first song ever entitled "Can You Hear Me." The original work also features a number of familiar celebrity faces endorsing her efforts for plastic reduction.

Write your elected officials, write your favorite brands on how it's important to go green and remember - there's "no excuse for single use." Danielle is competing for Elite Miss Earth USA in January.

For more information and to follow her journey go to: https://www.facebook.com/elitemisspennsylvania

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*Photo caption: In her first single release happening soon, Danielle Alura has made outfits completely out of single use items. Here she wears one made out of newspaper.

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Crawford Entertainment Announces an All New Season of ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ and They’re Looking for Yards to Flip

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Crawford Entertainment, producers of the television series "Flip My Florida Yard" are currently searching for Florida homeowners and their family members to be on the show and have a portion of their yard replaced with a Florida-Friendly landscape.

Emmy(R) award-winning director Chad Crawford has teamed up with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to show how homeowners can create a landscape that is more in tune with Florida's natural environment using the 9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping(tm) principles including Right Plant Right Place and techniques for protecting water quality and quantity.

"Most people want an environmentally-friendly yard, they just don't quite know how to go about doing it," says Crawford. "Well, this series is going to show you how to do it step-by-step."

"Flip My Florida Yard" will be filmed in ten different locations throughout Florida, including areas near Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Orlando. They want to showcase a wide variety of landscape settings, including small urban developments, waterfront residences, and neighborhoods with strict HOAs.

Are you a Florida resident and interested in having your yard flipped? Visit our website at https://www.FlipMyFloridaYard.com to apply today. There is no cost to participate. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming air times in your area.

About Crawford Entertainment:

Crawford Entertainment produces nationally-syndicated television programs and Emmy(R) award-winning original television series, including "how to Do florida" and "The Outsiders Club." "Flip My Florida Yard" will air on television stations across Florida and will stream on Discover Florida Channel(R) in the spring of 2021.

More information: https://www.crawfordentertainment.tv/

Casting Call Video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/DrHwfGzP-3s

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Hago Energetics Inc. Announces Participation in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Hago Energetics Inc., a startup company focused on development of scalable solutions to climate change, announced today that it is a participant in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge. This Challenge seeks to make colonization on Mars possible for future generations. The Company is in Phase 2 of this Challenge and has earned 10 bonus points to its final score after submitting a Mid-Point Progress Report on its status.

"This Challenge gives us the opportunity to contribute to building the chemical and biological infrastructure that will be useful to a future Mars colony," says said Wilson Hago, PhD, Founder and CEO of Hago Energetics.

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is a $1 million competition to convert carbon dioxide into sugars such as glucose as a step to creating mission-critical resources. Such technologies will allow us to manufacture products using local, indigenous resources on Mars and on Earth by using waste and atmospheric carbon dioxide as a resource.

"This Challenge is in good alignment with our main mission, which is CO2 conversion on this planet for the purpose of mitigating climate change," added Hago. "Our approach is flexible in that it can produce, using carbon dioxide, water, solar energy and catalysts as inputs, food for bacteria and for future Mars inhabitants, as well as allow these inhabitants to make plastic materials such as tables, chairs, and utensils to make living on Mars feel like their former homes."

This project is presently self-funded, but the company is currently looking for sponsors for this project.

About Hago Energetics

Hago Energetics, Inc., located in Thousand Oaks, California, is developing technologies to mitigate and reverse climate change using renewable energy. The Company is seeking partnerships or sponsorships that will help advance its mission. Learn more at: http://hagoenergetics.com/

About NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks to incentivize the public to develop non-biological systems that can convert CO2 into useful sugar molecules, like glucose. Sugars are the preferred feedstock for the types of microorganisms commonly used in commercial biomanufacturing systems. While sugars are usually derived from certain plants on Earth (ex., sugarcane), this approach is not easily adapted to space missions because of the size of these systems and resources needed to grow these plants.

More information about this Challenge can be found at: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/co2challenge/index.html

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Zoetic Global Announces Addition of Trammell S. Crow to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Zoetic Global, a US-based clean technology firm, is proud to announce the appointment of Trammell S. Crow to their board of directors.

Mr. Crow is a businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and innovative champion for a sustainable future. He is the founder of EarthX, the world's largest annual exposition and forum that brings together environmental leaders, businesses, government agencies, academic institutions to address our most pressing environmental challenges. EarthX draws over 200,000 visitors to downtown Dallas for its EXPO.

His philanthropy benefits numerous nonprofit organizations that are active in environmental conservation and education. He is also the President of the Crow Family Foundation which operates and manages the Trammell & Margaret Crow collection of Asian Art.

"I am so pleased to have Trammell joining the board of Zoetic. His breadth of knowledge and experience will help us on our mission to deliver critical solutions to the world," said Jerome Ringo, Executive Chairman of Zoetic Global. "Trammell's focus on now solutions aligns with Zoetic's focus on impactful, innovative and immediate answers to the world's core problems around energy, water and food security."

"I am excited to join Zoetic's board and work closely with other dedicated board members," stated Mr. Crow. "All of us dedicated to sustainability must roll up our sleeves and focus on implementation. The time for action is now."

ABOUT ZOETIC GLOBAL

Zoetic Global is a leading solution provider that has assembled a portfolio of critical technologies in energy efficiency and generation. Its mission is to catalyze critical innovations and deploy to the areas of greatest need.

Learn more at: http://zoeticglobal.com/

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Alegría Fresh and Impact Bioenergy Sign Strategic Global Deal to Deliver Alegría Farmacy Plant-based Food and Energy Systems

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy are proud to announce the development of the Alegría Farmacy food production system. The Alegría Farmacy is an integrated zero waste regenerative organic carbon neutral urban microfarm system that provides a front-line defense against food supply disruptions, such as those currently being experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mobile, scalable and cost effective, the Farmacy integrates existing carbon management and off-grid energy production technologies to deliver superior quality greens, vegetables and herbs within the urban envelope where people live and work.

According to Erik Cutter, "By integrating our SoxxBoxx Gro System, the Impact Bioenergy 7.7 kW micro-anaerobic digester, GrowSpan's CEA greenhouse, advanced water filtration, plus a 10kW solar array and Simpliphi Power's energy storage system, we have created the first modular zero waste, regenerative organic, carbon neutral food production system that can be deployed over man-made surfaces off-grid anywhere, anytime. This represents a dramatic shift in conventional agriculture by decentralizing food production to deliver healing food within the densely populated urban environment while mitigating climate change and creating green jobs at the same time. Food security and community resilience are dramatically enhanced."

Jan Allen adds, "Alegría's modular regenerative food / energy solutions are a perfect fit with Impact Bioenergy's modular bioenergy and plant food solutions. Together we form a game-changing distributed community-scale energy system. We merge our anaerobic digester platform into Alegría's high-performance cultivation (regenerative food/energy/water) by converting food waste into onsite renewable energy and probiotic, toxin-free organic soil amendments. Rarely does an opportunity come along that can positively touch on energy, water, air, soil, food, jobs, and education simultaneously. This one does."

About Alegría Fresh

Laguna Beach, California-based Alegría Fresh designs and builds zero-waste, solar-powered regenerative organic microfarms employing high-yield soil-based growing systems featuring our SoxxBoxx system deployed within the Alegría Farmacy. Our high-performance urban farms repurpose unused spaces and can be deployed over man-made surfaces close to where people live and work. We call it "tractorless" urban farming. Our premium organic AlegriaLivingSoil results in superior nutrient dense vegetables, salad greens, fruit, flowers and medicinal herbs.

Alegría's rich soil biology guarantees that your locally grown produce is of the highest quality and requires no toxic pesticides. To maximize healing properties and provide critical immune support, our systems provide access to heart healthy produce that can be harvested and consumed within one hour, assuring you receive optimum phytoactivity and flavor, texture and nutrition density while reducing the environmental impact from inferior produce transported across continents.

Learn more at: http://alegriafarmacy.com/.

About Impact Bioenergy

Auburn, Washington-based Impact Bioenergy manufactures portable zero waste bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into energy and biofertilizer. We convert food waste and other organic wastes to energy and plant food, creating value in job creation, renewable energy production, carbon sequestration, and urban agriculture. Our HORSE technology delivers on all the sustainability metrics: financial, environmental, and social benefits. The capacity of a single system ranges from 960 to 57,000 lbs. per week of organic waste materials. We help farmers, businesses, communities and governments build resilient food ecosystems. Impact partnered with advanced manufacturing companies in a way that allows us to deploy our micro-digesters to operate successfully in a wide variety of urban settings. The odor control and clean modular design is adaptable to a broad range of architectural situations. Our philosophy has always been to use biomimicry of Nature in an inspiring and meaningful way. Learn more at: http://impactbioenergy.com/.

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California Safe Schools Celebrates 22nd Anniversary and Earth Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- March 30th, 2020 marked the 22nd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS) a celebrated children's environmental health and justice coalition founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina's two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class.

A school gardener in a hazardous materials suit, employed by LA Unified School District, unaware students were present, sprayed the herbicide creating a cloud of pesticide mist students were forced to walk through to reach their classrooms. Several parents who had dropped off their children at the school were alarmed to witness this event. Robina's youngest son, Nicholas, whose asthma had been under control, experienced a severe asthma attack after the incident.

Robina and CSS sprung into action, contacting the school district, experts in the area, teachers and other parents - leading the effort to ensure incidents like this would not happen again. And, one year to the date Nicholas became ill, CSS and LAUSD enacted the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for schools. The policy was the first in the United States to embrace the Precautionary Principle and Parents Right to Know regarding pesticides in schools.

The success of the policy led to California legislation, The Healthy Schools Act 2000, and AB 405 spearheaded by Suwol and CSS, which prevents experimental pesticides whose health effects are unknown from being used in all K-12 California schools. As a result, 6 million students, hundreds of thousands of teachers and school employees are protected. For 22 years LA Unified has not used Roundup, or any herbicides, on the grounds of any schools in a district spanning 28 cities, 703 square miles and 1000 sites.

"While celebrating together has been temporarily postponed, honoring our 2020 heroes cannot be delayed. We thank each of them for their enormous and selfless contributions. They make our world a much safer and better place," said Robina Suwol, California Safe Schools, executive director.

Honorees:

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Monsignor John Moretta

John Moretta was born in Los Angeles on July 12, 1941. He entered St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, in 1960. After completing Philosophy and Theology studies, he was ordained on April 27, 1968. He has served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a parish priest in five parishes. He is at presently the pastor of Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. This May he will have served there for thirty-five years. Throughout his ministry he has worked with the Latino community and has been on several advisory boards of the Archdiocese. He was invested as a Domestic Prelate to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor on February 2, 1992.

He has been an advocate for the empowerment of people. Whether it is in educating people to speak English, preparing for citizenship, organizing the Mothers of East Los Angeles, establishing a first-time homeowners center, the Boyle Heights Resident Homeowners Association, Neighborhood Watch Groups, sitting on advisory boards of high schools, member of the Guadalupe Procession Committee, Dean of Deanery 9, serves on the Priests Council and Personnel Board for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and also for the Police Department.

Most recently he helped fight the battle to close down Exide Technologies after many years of releasing lead into the environment. Monsignor Moretta has a great love for the people he serves and is always looking for ways to improve the community.

HEALTH HERO

Evelyn Cortez-Davis, P.E., BCEE

Evelyn Cortez-Davis is the Assistant Director of Water Operations t the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the nation. She has over 25 years of engineering experience in water quality, water conservation, pipeline design and construction, environmental compliance, recycled water, water rights, groundwater remediation, and groundwater planning. She currently leads the team that safely treats, stores and conveys water for the 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles.

In previous roles, she oversaw projects to clean up contaminated groundwater throughout the City, to capture more stormwater, increase conservation, and expand the use of recycled water and groundwater. She represented the City of Los Angeles on the Colorado River Board of California and the Board of Directors of the National Water Research Institute.

She is a graduate of UCLA, a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California, and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Ms. Cortez-Davis is also the author of the book December Sky- Beyond My Undocumented Life relating her family's story as first -generation immigrants from El Salvador and their path to U.S. citizenship

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Christian Arana

Christian strongly believes in the promise of America, and that begins first with California's estimated 15 million Latinos. As the Policy Director at Latino Community Foundation, Christian leads the foundation's efforts to advance policy solutions that will improve the lives and political power of California's Latinos.

Christian served as the Senior Governance Specialist at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure, he worked with the nation's top political, corporate, and nonprofit leaders to develop the next generation of Latino leaders in policy. He also managed CHCI's transition towards the use of impact metrics and led two successful strategic planning sessions with CHCI's leadership. Prior to CHCI, Christian worked at the Aspen Institute for the College Excellence Program. He helped administer the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Competition honoring the top performing community colleges in the nation. Dedicated to the advancement of Latino communities, Christian began his career as an AmeriCorps member where he served as a college counselor at Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem, New York.

Christian received a Master's Degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and holds a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University in International Politics. In his free time, Christian enjoys cooking, watching Dodgers baseball, and traveling.

IMPACT AWARD

Stellaluna Lopez-Ramirez is a sophomore at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights. She is an honor roll student, a sophomore class representative, and a leader in academic performance. She is also a member of the junior varsity girls basketball team, and led the league with sixteen points per game this season. When not at school, she works with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles playing violin and mentoring elementary and middle school students in music and leadership, or runs free tutoring sessions with her peers. Additionally, through Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, she has performed at major venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. After high school, she plans to double major in a STEM field and a humanity.

HEALTH & SAFETY CHAMPION AWARD

Los Angeles Unified School District

Honoring the management and staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District for 22 years of embracing the Precautionary Principle and Right to Know while successfully implementing the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for schools , including their phenomenal efforts to serve more than 10 million meals to students, and quickly employing virtual academic programs during this challenging pandemic.

Learn more about California Safe Schools at: http://www.calisafe.org/

SPONSORS:

Sponsors for the CSS Anniversary: South Coast Air Quality Management District, Metropolitan Water District, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Earthjustice, Republic Services, Natural Resource Defense Counsel, Galpin Ford, & Libertyhill.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robina Suwol
California Safe Schools
calisafe@earthlink.net
818-785-5515

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Sunstate Laboratories Introduces Revolutionary Cleaning Products That Help Eliminate Plastic Waste and Save Consumers Money

DENVER, Colo. -- In the midst of celebrating Earth Day's 50th anniversary this month, SunState Labs is setting the standard for environmentally-responsible businesses, by employing sustainable production practices and conserving resources along the entire supply-chain. The company's product, DAZZ, is a non-toxic concentrated cleaning tablet, made with natural ingredients and designed to curb the need for single-use plastics.

Historically, household cleaners have primarily been available in ready-to-use (RTU) containers, perpetuating the "use-and-discard" cycle. Consumers buy their cleaning products pre-mixed in spray bottles, then have to toss each spray bottle as they become empty.

DAZZ, however, is breaking this cycle -- their concentrated, easy-to-use tablets are made to be used in any spray bottle, so customers can reuse existing bottles in their homes, over and over again. For the consumer, this not only saves them money, but also allows them to make environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions.

In a world where sustainability is becoming a major concern for the mainstream consumer market, DAZZ is filling that hole in the household cleaning industry, allowing individuals to incorporate greener habits into their cleaning routine.

Each year, over one billion plastic spray bottles are thrown out in the United States. These spray bottles contribute to the growing build-up of plastic waste in our oceans, which, according to Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up plastic pollution in the oceans, currently amounts to over 5 trillion pieces of plastic. The issue of plastic waste has only increased in relevance, since China stopped purchasing the United States' plastic waste in 2018.

David Shahan, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer for SunState Labs, had this exact issue in mind when he developed DAZZ Cleaning Tablets.

In addition to environmental and economic benefits, DAZZ also boasts high performance when tested against industry leaders. In tests conducted at the TURI lab at the University of Massachusetts, DAZZ Window & Glass Cleaner beat Windex, DAZZ All-Purpose beat Formula 409, and DAZZ Bathroom beat Clorox. Despite costing about 75% less than these leading RTU brands, DAZZ outperforms them when it comes to tackling tough messes.

DAZZ cleaning tablets, when added to a bottle of lukewarm water, dissolve into a powerful cleaning solution, free of fillers and toxic chemicals. The tablet form saves storage space in the household, as well as lessens the cost and environmental impact of transportation. Consumers can order either a Starter Kit, which includes spray bottles and tablet packets, or a Refill Package of just tablets -- either way, no water is being shipped.

Shahan wants to stress the importance of local suppliers in the fight for more sustainable business practices. "I'd like to see local programs foster the ingenuity of local suppliers," says Shahan. "Hiring locally, sourcing locally, and protecting the environment go hand-in-hand with a profitable, sustainable enterprise."

SunState's mission is to create innovative products that are safe, tough on dirt, and encourage environmental sustainability.

Learn more at: https://dazzcleaner.com/

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT:
David Shahan
CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of SunState Labs
720-524-8477
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