Los Angeles, CA, - Public Works is officially launching the Brag About Your Bag and Clean LA campaigns with free food, prizes, celebrity appearances, reusable bag giveaways and more!
Who: Assembly member Mike Davis, Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky, Public Works Director Gail Farber, NBA Champion Luke Walton, the Laker Girls, Khleo Thomas, Argelia Atilano and other civic leaders
What: Go Green! Recycle for a Clean LA. This event is a collaborative effort to promote green practices throughout Los Angeles County. It includes the kick-off of two campaigns, Brag About Your Bag and Clean LA.
The Brag About Your Bag campaign is a month-long campaign encouraging the use of reusable bags by giving away 60,000 reusable shopping bags and collecting 5 plastic bags for recycling. The plastic bags collected will be used to build the biggest plastic bag ball in the world.
Clean LA is bringing together cities and leaders to pledge support and commit to making our communities greener.
When: Press Conference: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 3 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Environmental Fair
2:45 p.m. – Celebrity Appearance
Where: Civic Center Mall, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, (located between the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration and the Stanley Mosk Superior Courthouse)
Why: The Bag About Your Bag and Clean LA campaigns are part of the County’s outreach efforts to raise environmental awareness, conserve natural resources, and encourage the use of reusable bags.
Contacts: Natalie Jimenez, County Public Works Department, (626) 458-3530
Gary Boze, County Public Works Department, (626) 458-4094
Christine Frias, County Public Works Department, (626) 458-3565
About the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Public Works' services include road and flood control system maintenance, construction programs, building and safety services, traffic signals and street signs. Public Works also oversees public education and information programs designed to reach the 10 million residents of the County of Los Angeles with crucial messages about protecting the environment. These programs are part of a comprehensive effort to help residents understand the impact they have on the environment and the steps they can take to protect and improve it.