Thursday, January 28, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Monday News Conference Unveils Rain Barrel Harvesting Program at Franklin Elementary

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, January 28, 2016


Reporters and editors: Your coverage is invited at an event at Franklin Elementary School on Monday morning. Below is the media advisory from the UC San Diego Rady School of Management US-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. For more information, please contact Susan Lapidus, USIC, or 858-246-1971, or Tony Manolatos, Apex Strategies, or 619-549-0137.

Linda Zintz
Communications Director
San Diego Unified School District

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What: News conference to unveil new rain barrel harvesting program at 3 local schools: Franklin Elementary, Pacific Beach Middle School and Encinitas Union District Farm Lab.

When: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Time: 11AM

Where: Franklin Elementary in City Heights
4481 Copeland Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Who: The U.S.—Israel Center (USIC) at the Rady School of Management is funding this pilot program developed in Israel by former teacher Amir Yechieli, who installed Israel's first water catchment systems at elementary schools 16 years ago. Today, Mr. Yechieli's business, Rain Harvest, serves over 140 schools in Israel, including 40 in Jerusalem.

Susan Lapidus, Executive Director, U.S.—Israel Center (USIC) at the Rady School of Management
Don Whisman, Principal, Franklin Elementary
Students and teachers, Franklin Elementary
Amir Yechieli, Owner, Rain Harvest in Israel

Social media: @USIsraelCenter #isRADYrainbarrels

See attached fact sheet on rain barrel program for additional info, photos, etc.

About: The U.S.—Israel Center (USIC) at the Rady School of Management creates meaningful interaction and long-term collaboration between Israelis and Americans around science, technology, innovation and economic development. It aims to create scholarship and classroom offerings that would otherwise be unlikely. It accomplishes its goals with programs such as visiting scholars, academic conferences, funding research, student immersion programs and community outreach. It is USIC's greatest hope that its collaborative efforts result in breakthroughs that change the world.

Susan Lapidus, USIC, or 858.246.1971
Tony Manolatos, Apex Strategies, or 619.549.0137You are a subscriber to the news release mailing list for the San Diego Unified School District. To unsubscribe, send a message to "media@lists-sandi-net" with the word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. For an archive of these releases, go to