(Goleta, Calif.) – On the eve of the 19th annual World Water Day, action outdoor brand Teva® (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation NASDAQGS: DECK) will launch the Teva World Water Day challenge asking participants to give up water in one simple area of their life for the day. From no showers, laundry and teeth brushing to waterless culinary creativity, the day promises to be one full of stories and building awareness.

"Teva has a long standing passion for clean water, the source of both life and our recreation," says Will Pennartz, Teva Lifestyle Marketing Manager. "It is our responsibility to help in the protection of these playgrounds for future generations. Through the World Water Day challenge we hope we can inspire a larger community to join us as we raise awareness for clean water."

Kicking off just days before the March 22nd observance, the details of the challenge are purposely simple: starting Monday, March 19th visit Teva's Facebook page and share, post, tweet or pin the provided water info-graphic. Participants can make their voices louder by visiting the Teva Collect blog for specially designed World Water Day social media cover photos and pinable posters. The brand will also share water-related facts and blog posts while encouraging participants to join in the conversation with stories from their experiences throughout the day. Through thoughtful water consumption, Teva hopes to inspire permanent change for the future of clean water.

Beyond the challenge, consumers can join Teva with its ongoing efforts for clean water through the brand's Pair for a Foot program. The brand has committed to protecting one linear foot of shoreline for every pair of shoes sold throughout the year. Officially in its second year, Teva has partnered with Surfrider Foundation, Waterkeeper Alliance, Ocean Conservancy and Save the Colorado to help protect 4.3 million feet in 2011 with plans to increase to 4.4 million feet in 2012.

For more information visit: Blog.Teva.com
Or contact Jaime Eschette: jeschette@deckers.com, 805.967.7611 x1178