Green Works™ Natural Cleaners Announces Finalists in Green Heroes Grant Program

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Ten Eco-Friendly Community Projects from Across the U.S. are Finalists for $50,000 in Grants; Top Five Finalists to be Selected by Public

The makers of Green Works™ natural cleaners today announced the finalists of its Green Heroes Grant Program. Through this program, the Green Works team will award five grants of $10,000 each to eco-friendly community projects across the country.

All finalists were selected by a panel of judges that included representatives from the Sierra Club, The Lazy Environmentalist and ecofabulous.com, and include a range of locally-based programs. Finalists include:

  •     Bike Share Guided Rides (Fort Collins, Colo.)
  •     Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program (Carmel, Ind.)
  •     Creating Vibrant Communities (Atlanta)
  •     Feed a Worm, Not a Landfill (Brooklyn, NY)
  •     Los Altos Living Classroom (Los Altos and Mountain View, Calif.)
  •     Master Gardeners High Yield Vegetable Demonstration Garden (Union Gap, Wash.)
  •     Neighborhood Youth CREATE (Oakland, Calif.)
  •     Project GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) (Lansing, Mich.)
  •     Rogue River Greenway Project (Grants Pass, Ore.)
  •     Students for Sustainability (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

The top 10 finalists' essays are available for review and voting at http://www.greenworkscleaners.com/greenhero. The public has until April 10 to go online and vote for their favorite Green Hero. The final five Green Heroes - and winners of $10,000 grants each - will be announced on April 22, just in time for Earth Day.

For more information about the Green Heroes Grant Program, including official contest rules and entry guidelines, log on to http://www.greenworkscleaners.com/greenhero.

About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2008 revenues of $5.3 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works™ natural cleaners, Armor All® and STP® auto-care products, Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration systems, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. With 8,300 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $73.4 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2008 alone, the foundation awarded $3.7 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $5.3 million. For more information about Clorox, visit http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/.

Contact:
Jennifer Sisk
Ketchum for Green Works
(310) 584-8309

Aileen Zerrudo
The Clorox Company
(510) 271-3075

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