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Local Students Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues by Selling Reusable Grocery Bags


Denver, CO, November 2, 2007 – According to the Sierra Club, “in the U.S. alone, we throw away 100 billion plastic bags each year — the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil.”

The Community Adventure Program (CAP) is a student-directed class for urban high school students at PS1 Charter School in Denver, CO that takes on issues affecting the environment and works to solve them. This semester, CAP students have decided to sell cloth grocery bags to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic bags. This class is planning on selling these reusable bags at local grocery stores during the week of November 5 – 9, 2007. An article in your media outlet will help us raise an awareness and interest in reusable grocery bags and will encourage people to make a change in their lifestyle. Bags will be available at the following Denver locations:

Monday-Tuesday, November 5-6, 11:00am – 12:30pm:
Save-A-Lot (2630 W. 38th Ave.)

Wednesday, November 7th, 12:15pm – 2:45pm:
King Soopers (1331 Speer Blvd.)
Save-A-Lot (2630 W. 38th Ave.)

Thursday-Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm:
King Soopers (1331 Speer Blvd.)
Save-A-Lot (2630 W. 38th Ave.)

The bags will cost $3 each and half of the proceeds will be used as a class fundraiser, while the other half will be donated to the MaxFund no-kill animal shelter in Denver, CO.

To set up a time to meet the Community Adventure Program next week, to schedule an interview, or to find out more about PS1 Charter School, Community Adventure Program, or the Cottonwood Institute, please contact Megan Swanson at 303.562.6652 or via email at mswanson@ps1charterschool.org.

About PS1 Charter School:
P.S.1 Charter School, located in inner-city Denver, is a small, inclusive learning community where a diverse student body successfully prepares for post- secondary education, skilled employment and positive contributions to the world. At P.S.1, students build strong relationships, engage in relevant learning experiences and reach academic excellence. P.S.1 strives to create a community of empowered, compassionate, and contributing individuals who are informed and aware, healthy and happy, and have a passion for life long learning.

About the Community Adventure Program and the Cottonwood Institute:
The Community Adventure Program is the core program of the Cottonwood Institute, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit based in Denver, CO that inspires high school students to change the world through an exciting blend of adventure, wilderness survival, and environmental service. For more information about the Cottonwood Institute, go to https://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org. For more information about the Community Adventure Program, go to https://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org/ps1.

Media Contact:
For media inquiries, please contact Ford Church, M. A., Founder and Executive Director at 303.447.1076 or via email at ford@cottonwoodinstitute.org.

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