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TSD: Going Green Student Art Contest – Final Judging Today

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328
Email: [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOING GREEN STUDENT ART CONTEST AT TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

GREEN SCHOOL MAKEOVER INSPIRES ECO-CONSCIOUS GENERATIONS OF THE FUTURE

Austin, Texas – April 25, 2012 Student artwork is on display today and open to the public through Friday, April 27 at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), as the school nears completion of its Green School Makeover.

Today, students weigh in through various forms of artistic expressions demonstrating what GOING GREEN means at TSD. Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd place in four varying age groups.

Guest judges from the community will score student’s work today at 1:00 PM, including Francisco Villa of Francisco’s Salon and Jim Holland, President of Eco-Wise – both neighbors of the school from the South Congress business district.

The competition asked students to share their personal message demonstrating why it’s important to care for our environment and how we can all do our part to GO GREEN, now, and for the sake of future generations. The art contest is a result of the school’s recent selection as the top winner of Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition, sponsored by Pureology.

TSD was chosen from more than 220 entries from public, private and charter K – 12 schools across the country. TSD’s ultimate Green School Makeover includes sponsoring a student art contest and boosting the school’s recycling program, along with the installation of energy efficiency and sustainability upgrades. The makeover totals $130,000: $65,000 for school renovations and an additional $65,000 worth of technical assistance for the school and a film documentary of the entire makeover project.

The school was nominated for the Green School Competition thanks to Villa, whose relatives attended TSD back in the 1950’s.

WHAT:
Texas School for the Deaf’s GOING GREEN Student Art Contest

WHERE:
CTE/Ford Building
ASL Lab – 2nd Floor
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

WHEN:
Final Judging : Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Gallery open to the public, by appointment: Through Friday, April 27, 2012

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About TSD

The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community, TSD supports students’ individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/.

About Global Green USA

Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For 15 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs. Global Green USA has influenced more than $20 billion dollars for green building projects and educates millions of people about climate friendly solutions through its annual Red Carpet/Green Cars Oscars campaign. Global Green is also leading efforts to help rebuild a green New Orleans through its sustainable green village and green schools initiatives.

ABOUT PUREOLOGY SERIOUS COLOUR CARE®

Pureology Serious Colour Care is a professional haircare line committed to the well-being of the environment, and since its inception in 2001, Pureology took measures to decrease its impact on the environment by using natural, organic botanicals and 100% Vegan ingredients. All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – Guaranteed!® For more information visit Pureology.com or like Pureology on Facebook. Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.

Keena Miller | Outreach & Development Specialist at Texas School for the Deaf
contact | [email protected] – 512.462.5328 | fax: 512.462.5661

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