LG Taps Local NJ Students' Creativity To Help Create New LG Science & Environmental Learning Center
'Discover Your Green World' Poster Contest Encourages K-8 Students to Contribute Exhibit Ideas for Science Center at New LG HQ
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poster contest* sponsored by LG Electronics USA invites local students to create exhibits for the LG Science & Environmental Learning Center, a key element of the company's future North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Kindergarten through eighth grade students in Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Tenafly and Fort Lee schools are encouraged to participate for a chance to win cool LG prizes and to have their exhibit ideas considered by a panel of expert judges for the new LG science center.
"We're excited to launch this new contest during Earth Week 2013 and to work with the community to integrate students' ideas into our building project," said I.D. Kim, the LG Electronics USA vice president overseeing the project. "LG's new science center represents an important way for LG to give back to a community that's been our home for the past 25 years. We look forward to partnering with the community to ensure that we are building an office park that can enrich lives and can be enjoyed by all local citizens."
Between 8 a.m. ET, April 22 and 5 p.m. ET, May 24, local students in Englewood Cliffs and the surrounding New Jersey area will be invited to develop a poster illustrating an exhibit design that they'd like to see included in the future LG Science & Environmental Learning Center. The exhibit design should fit with LG's "Discover Your Green World" theme and explore how consumers and families can help protect the environment at home or in the community through science exploration, discovery and technology.
A panel of community judges will select one winner per grade as First Place winners. One of the nine First Place winners will then be named a Grand Prize winner. Posters will be evaluated based on creativity/ingenuity, effectiveness of message, overall presentation and feasibility of implementation. Prizes for winning entries are LG products, including ENERGY STAR® certified LG Smart TVs and LED monitors, as well as LG home audio systems and mouse scanners.
Visit LGEnglewoodcliffs.com/postercontest for additional contest details, including contest rules and parental consent information.
LG Invests in Bergen County and Local Education
To further strengthen its 25-year partnership with Bergen County, LG Electronics is creating the LG Science & Environmental Learning Center in its new headquarters building, where local families, educators and school children will interact with exhibits that showcase future innovations and demonstrate sustainable living. The center will mirror a similar science center at LG's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea where tens of thousands of school children visit annually for hands-on activities that allow them to explore the areas of math, science and technology.
This is part of an overall $300 million project to build its new corporate campus on a 27-acre site at 111 Sylvan Avenue. The project is designed with green in mind and will include planting more than 700 local trees, creating gardens and a walking trail and incorporating design contributions from the community. This office park will accommodate more than 1,200 employees and will create hundreds of new constructions jobs and thousands of direct and indirect jobs as LG expands its workforce in the coming years. Construction is slated to begin this year.
The project's green design embodies the company's commitment to sustainability, with energy efficiency, water conservation and reduced carbon emissions. LG aspires to achieve LEED Platinum status, the highest level of environmental certification bestowed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The new building also is a centerpiece of LG's landmark sustainability agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a key element of LG's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its U.S. operations by 50 percent by 2020.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. CONSENT OF PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
Open to students in K through 8th Grade who are legal residents of the following New Jersey towns and enrolled in a qualifying school: Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Tenafly. Void where prohibited. Begins 04/22/13, ends 05/24/13. Subject to Official Rules available at LGEnglewoodcliffs.com/postercontest.
Sponsor: LG Electronics USA, 1000 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information about LG Electronics, please visit www.lg.com. For more information about the North American headquarters building, please visit LGenglewoodcliffs.com.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.
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