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ARS® Partners with Capistrano Unified School District Foundation to Encourage Students to Think Green

Orange County, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2013 – ARS, a residential heating and air conditioning company, announced today it has partnered with the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation (CUSDF) in the annual “ARS Think Green Contest.”  The “ARS Think Green Contest” encourages 6th through 12th graders to think about and raise awareness of energy conservation. Energy-saving ideas can be submitted in the form of a written essay, drawing or model, from October 15 through November 14, for a chance to win $150.00.

“We love the idea of our students participating in the “ARS Think Green Contest” because it is a way to expand our students’ critical thinking skills,” said Steph Ramsey, President of the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation. “We look forward to seeing the creative ideas students come up with to reduce the load on our energy grid.”

“Our hope is that we can spark an interest in our youth to think about the impact they can make on our environment and share those ideas with the community as a whole so we can start making changes right here in Orange County,” said Colin Martodam, regional manager, ARS Air Conditioning & Heating Orange County.

All CUSDF 6th through 12th graders are encouraged to enter the “ARS Think Green Contest.” The contest is open to all “green” ideas, including essays, models and drawings. It will be divided into two categories based on grade level. One high school student and one middle school student will each be rewarded with a $150 cash prize; second place winners will each receive a $100 cash prize. Additionally, ARS will match the total prize earnings with a $500 donation to the schools in the district that garners the most student participation.

All entries must include a thorough explanation of the idea, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea can be implemented throughout their community. Projects must be submitted to arsthinkgreen@boltpr.com no later than November 14, 2013.

For more information about the “ARS Think Green Contest,” please email arsthinkgreen@boltpr.com or call (714) 464-6211.

For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation, visit www.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com.

For more information about ARS’ award-winning heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services, visit www.arsorangecounty.com.

About ARS Air Conditioning & Heating

Founded in 1997, ARS is a leading brand of American Residential Services L.L.C., which provides heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services to residential and commercial customers nationwide.   The knowledgeable team of ARS technicians delivers the highest quality professional HVAC services. ARS is committed to exceptional customer service, with its Exceptional Service Guarantee that assures ARS will always make it right for customers. For more information, visit www.arsorangecounty.com and www.ars.com or call (714) 464-6211.

About Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD)

All staff in Capistrano Unified School District are committed to the belief that children will learn, that children will learn more today than yesterday, and that they will learn more tomorrow than today. The District’s commitment to the more than 53,000 students entrusted to its care remains steadfast. Our commitment to instructional excellence drives the mission of our nearly 4,000 employees. Founded in 1965, Capistrano Unified encompasses 195 square miles in seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. With 55 campuses, it is the largest employer in south Orange County. The District includes all or part of the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, and the communities of Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch, and Wagon Wheel. CUSD’s mission, in partnership with the home and our richly diverse community, is to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, and contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected, and differences are valued.

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