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DEP’s Easy as One Campaign in the Running for $25K Pepsi Refresh Grant

~Vote for DEP’s project to teach Florida students green habits that produce amazing results~

TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Easy As One project was chosen to be in the running for $25,000 in grant money during August’s voting cycle of Pepsi’s Refresh Everything Project. Florida’s Foundation and DEP teamed up to submit their project: Teach Florida students green habits that produce amazing results. DEP is asking Florida residents, students and friends throughout the country to vote for this project each day in August.

You can vote by:
• Visiting www.refresheverything.com/easyasoneflorida;  and
• Texting 101291 to Pepsi (73774). Standard text messaging rates apply.

“We are thrilled that DEP’s proposal was accepted as part of the Pepsi Refresh challenge,” said DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole. “The Easy As One campaign’s goal is to show everyone that one simple step can go a long way in protecting the environment, and voting for this project is one easy way to engage students in the effort to green Florida’s future.”

Pepsi accepts approximately 1,000 proposals each month from people, businesses and non-profits whose ideas will have a positive impact on their community. The top 10 projects with the most votes in each category receive funding to turn their proposal into reality.

If the Easy As One project is selected for funding, DEP will:
• Teach Florida students green habits.
• Provide information and tools to students statewide.
• Award schools a grant of $1,500 to use towards greening their schools. • Award an additional $7,000 to the school that excels above all others.
• Hold a YouTube contest demonstrating simple green actions.

On Earth Day, April 22, 2010, the Easy as One campaign was launched, highlighting easy actions each one of us can do to make green practices part of our daily lives at home, at school, at work and at play. For more information about the Easy As One campaign visit, http://easyasone.wordpress.com/ or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EasyAsOne

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"We are thrilled that DEP’s proposal was accepted as part of the Pepsi Refresh challenge."

Michael W. Sole
DEP Secretary



Last updated: July 11, 2011

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