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Public Service Announcements

In this free-form, unscripted video, television host Mark S. Allen approaches customers at random at a gas station and asks them questions about keeping their tires properly inflated, checking tire tread depth, and whether they know that air is free when they buy gas. (Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps |You Tube. 3:18 minutes) | Script (PDF, 12 KB) (2010)

Other Public Service Announcements (PSA)

 
 

CalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program PSACalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program may pay for the removal of solid waste illegally dumped on rural sites where the landowner was not responsible for the problem. More information about this program ...
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | You Tube. 2 min. 20 sec.) | Script (PDF, 160 KB) (2013)

 

(KIDS) Check Your Number PSA (KIDS) Check Your Number: How often do you think your car needs an oil change? Every 5,000 miles? 8,000? Even higher? If you don’t know, isn’t it time you found out? You can check your oil change interval in your owner’s manual or go to www.checkyournumber.org
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | Script (PDF, 217 KB) (2013)

 

How often do you think your car needs an oil change PSAHow often do you think your car needs an oil change? Every 5,000 miles? 8,000? Even higher? If you don’t know, isn’t it time you found out? You can check your oil change interval in your owner’s manual or go to www.checkyournumber.org
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | You Tube. 30 seconds) | Script (PDF, 147 KB) (2013)

 

Do you change your own oil PSADo you change your own oil? If so, please make sure to recycle your used oil and oil filters to help keep California safe and pollution-free. Use an interactive form on our site to find out where you can recycle your used oil and oil filters. How often should you change your oil filter and oil? Most car makers no longer recommend every 3,000 miles. Many suggest 7,500 miles or more! Visit our Check Your Number site for more information about how often you should change your vehicle’s oil!
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | You Tube. 30 seconds) Script (PDF, 61 KB) (2012)

 

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out PSADid you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty. But oil can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment. Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!). Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it! Please recycle your used motor oil.
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | You Tube. 27 seconds) | Script (PDF, 10 KB) (2012)

 

Check Your Number PSACheck Your Number: Should motorists change their vehicle's oil every 3,000 miles? Not necessarily, since most of today’s vehicles can go 5,000, 7,500 or even 10,000 miles between oil changes. CalRecycle’s “Check Your Number” campaign encourages motorists to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for oil change interval, thus saving natural resources and money.

English: Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps,30 seconds) | Script (PDF, 60 KB) (2011)
En Español: Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps, 10 segundos | Script (PDF, 54 KB) (2011)
En Español: YouTube, 32 segundos | Script (PDF, 130 KB) (2013)

Watch the Check Your Number Campaign Kick-Off in San Francisco! (Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps, 1 min. 49 sec.) | Script (PDF, 15 KB) (2011)

 

Every day is Earth Day PSAEvery day is "Earth Day"! By reducing, reusing, recycling, and buying recycled-content products, every Californian can make a vital contribution to the fragile environment and help protect public health and safety at the same time.
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 1 min. 15 sec.) | Script (PDF, 65 KB) (2011)

 

Beverage Container Recyling (Ed Begley, Jr). PSA 1.Beverage Container Recycling (with Ed Begley, Jr.): Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. shares some sage advice on how we help our planet through recycling. To learn more about reducing, reusing, and recycling, visit our home page.

PSA 1 (Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 49 seconds) | Script (PDF, 84 KB) (2010)
PSA 2
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 47 seconds) | Script (PDF, 109 KB)  (2010)

 

CalRecycle's Green Roads PSACalRecycle's "Green Roads": Scrap tires can be ground and mixed with asphalt to pave roads, or shredded for use in landslide repair and embankments. These uses keep thousands of tires out of landfills with every project. For more information, please go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/GreenRoads/.
( Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 1:04 minutes) | Script (2010)

 

Just Check It Campaign (English | Español)

 

Bring Your Own Bag PSABring Your Own Bag: Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells us why we should bring our own bag to the store when we go shopping. America uses 100 billion plastic bags, each year. If we all used reusable bags, it would save 12 million barrels of oil each year!” (Windows Media Audio: 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 42 seconds) (2009)

 

Audio clip of PSA: 3000 Mile Myth3,000 Mile Myth: Used motor oil poses a great risk to the environment. With better made cars and the rise of synthetic oils, the 3,000 mile standard oil change is not always recommended. Today’s automakers state that drivers may go for longer distances between oil changes with no harm to the car’s engine. In 2008, the Ford Motor Company announced a recommendation that motorists change the oil every 7,500 miles for 2007 or newer vehicles. Drivers are encouraged to check their vehicle owner’s manual for oil change guidelines. Recommendations vary based on vehicle model, make, year, and normal versus severe driving conditions. (Windows Media Audio: 32 Kbps, 30 seconds) | Script. (PDF, 6 KB) (2008) More information on the 3000 Mile Myth...

 

“It’s not trash”: A smart raccoon pulls items from the garbage cans that could have been recycled or reused.
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 42 seconds) | Script (PDF, 22 KB) (2007)

 

E-Waste: Electronic waste needs to be disposed of properly. Information about recycling your electronics can be found at www.erecycle.org .or at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/. Please reduce, reuse, and recycle.

 

Used Oil Recycling: Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty. But oil can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment. Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!). Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it! That's a winning combination!

 

Used Oil Recycilng PSAsUsed Oil Recycling (Grant-Funded PSAs): CalRecycle awards grant funds to local governments and nonprofit organizations for developing used oil and household hazardous waste collection and public educational programs. Many of these grants included development and broadcasting of public service announcement videos regarding used oil and household hazardous waste.

 

Composting is Sexy PSAComposting is Sexy: Get noticed and reduce your waste by reusing food and green waste as compost! Using compost improves your soil. To learn more about reducing, reusing, and recycling and composting, visit our Food Scraps Management page.
(Windows Media Video: 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 24 seconds (2007)

 

Batteries: It's so easy to recycle your batteries! Batteries are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials they contain. Batteries are potentially a valuable source of recyclable metal. All batteries in California must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility.

 

Empower: You make a difference with everything you do, or don't do. These people are proud that they reduce, reuse, and recycle in their daily lives. You can easily make a difference, too!
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 1:15 minutes) | Script (PDF, 10 KB) (2007)

 

Family 3 R's PSAFamily 3 R's: It’s easy to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
(Windows Media Video: 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 44 seconds (2007)

 

GrassCycle: Leave the grass clippings on the lawn when you mow! GrassCycling helps create healthy soil and reduces the amount of waste that goes to the landfill.
(Windows Media Video, 1.12 Mbps | YouTube. 45 seconds) (1999)

 

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