Walmart Salutes Schools Through "Earth Day, Every Day" School Challenge

Winning School to Receive $20,000 Grant to Enhance Earth-Friendly Practices

BENTONVILLE, AR--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - In celebration of Earth Day, Walmart is announcing the "Earth Day, Every Day" School Challenge, a program to recognize schools and student bodies across the nation that are taking active strides to create a greener, healthier planet.

Contest details are as follows:

-- Between April 3-May 1, 2009 entrants can submit a 200-word essay on behalf of the nominated school showcasing the school's earth-friendly activities at

-- All entrants must be at least 18 years of age and be affiliated with the nominated school (e.g. school officials, teachers, parents)

-- The top 20 finalists will be selected by independent judges and receive a $500 Walmart gift card to assist with earth-friendly activities

-- All finalists will be invited to compete for the grand prize: a $20,000 grant from Walmart, to be used toward the continuation or implementation of earth-friendly projects and activities

-- To compete for the $20,000 grant, the finalists will be invited to create a short video showcasing the earth-friendly initiatives described in the essay

-- Between June 8-June 19, 2009, people across the country will be invited to evaluate each qualifying essay and video in order to cast a vote to determine the grand prize winner


"Walmart has made it easy for its 200 million shoppers to do something for planet Earth by simply choosing one of the many earth-friendly products on our store aisles," said Matt Kistler, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Walmart. "We also want to recognize and celebrate the many schools and young Americans that are truly making a difference by incorporating green initiatives, both large and small, that collectively add up to a greener, healthier planet."


Walmart Stores, Inc. operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom and, through a joint venture, in India. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting Online merchandise sales are available at and


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