Thursday, June 3, 2010

Teva Commits $100,000 To Raise Awareness And Assist In Gulf Clean-up


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Teva Commits $100,000 To Raise Awareness And Assist In Gulf Clean-up

06.01.2010 – (Goleta, Calif.) - Teva® (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, NASDAQGS: DECK) announces today its commitment to raise awareness and assist in the Gulf Of Mexico clean-up through a commitment of $100,000 through long-term partner, Waterkeeper Alliance.

"Waterkeeper Alliance is extremely grateful for the generous support of Teva in the face of this tragedy. Overcoming the damage from this ongoing disaster will demand a lot from us all, and it is heartening to see a brand like Teva stepping up to the plate," says Kristine Stratton, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

On Earth Day, 2010, the Gulf of Mexico was rocked with one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. Already, fishing between the Mississippi River and Florida Panhandle has been shut down, putting incredible strain on the men and women who rely on the Gulf for their livelihood. Countless jobs will be and have been lost in the Gulf’s fishing and tourism industries, further pummeling an already struggling regional economy. The waters of the Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Mexico coastlines will be affected for years to come.

Through Teva’s continued commitment to being stewards of clean water along with their partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, the emergency donation from Teva will assist in the effort to protect and clean up this delicate area. Together they will save marine life, wildlife, beaches and waterways that are relied on for fishing and recreation, and -- most importantly – water.

“Water is the most precious of our natural resources, yet every day in the Gulf Region it is becoming more polluted,” says Pete Worley, Teva Brand President. “Teva has existed for over 25 years thanks to the waterways around the world that have been explored and enjoyed. This heritage, along with our longstanding partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, is what compelled us to donate $100,000 to raise awareness for the Save Our Gulf effort. But that’s only a drop in the bucket. The time to act is now, because we are all part of the solution.”

Teva is tapping into their community in an effort to raise further awareness and funds for this effort. Join Teva at to find out how you can help in reaching the local Waterkeeper chapter’s goal of $250,000 towards this effort. For more information on Teva, please contact Ian Anderson at 970-963-4873 ext. 117 or via e-mail at


  1. hello from the Netherlands
    oil spill clean up is possible
    watch on you tube, oil spill posted by pinotjoo
    this is filmed from under water
    Sweet crude oil in Northsea water,clean in 30 seconds
    After extracting the oil from the solids,it is now a bio fuel
    What we have now three to four parts(clean oil)and one part bio-fuel
    Four parts of energy were lost
    into five parts can now return
    This process can take place in a tank,aboard a ship,from the port quay
    Let's clean up
    Yours sincerely:Ben

  2. I just think this is overwhelming and i don't even live by the ocean.

    I live in ohio and the pictures i see of the sea gives me nightmares. I cannot belive Bp would not install the switch above the well head in the us when they have to use it ever where else. Was it to save some money?

    Bp paid 87 million in fines in 2009 and you really couldn't afford 500,000 for a saftey measure? Really?

    Now we the Us citizens are paying for the lack of responsibility the neglect of saftey features.

    Why do companys even make them if you not going to follow guidlines?

    Why did the us gov. not inforce the saftey switch? Now we will pay the price for not taking the safe route.

    Will the goverment make it a law now? Is this good enough evidence that saftey features are not to be looked over?

    We have to do something so this don't happen again if there will be a seconde chance.

    If i offended anyone im am truley sorry but its the facts that are all over the internet, this is a huge issue and the whole thing could have been avoided at a smal cost to the oil companys.

    You make billions off of gas consumers why don't you big time money makers help the little guys.

    Thank you.


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