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Cody Tabor Wins Wood Middle School Environmental Stewardship Award

Cody Tabor Wins Wood Middle School Environmental Stewardship Award

Wood Middle School established the Environmental Stewardship Award this year to recognize excellence and outstanging contributions to the environement by a Wood Middle School Student.  Congratulations to Cody Tabor for being selected as Wood Middle...

Jun 12, 2014
Wood Middle School

Go-Green Commissioner

Go-Green Commissioner

In 2009, Irvington High School’s student government created the position of “Go-Green Commissioner” to reduce the environmental impact of student organized activities and other campus-wide events involving the school’s 2000+ students. The Go-Green Commissioner is responsible...

Jun 08, 2014
Irvington High School

Student Video Promotes New Hydration Station at Alameda High

Student Video Promotes New Hydration Station at Alameda High

Alameda High student Caitlyn Shener helped her school win an Ocean Guardian grant from NOAA to install a hydration station to easily refill reusable waterbottles. To help raise awareness about the new hydration station and...

Jun 04, 2014
Alameda High School

Artistic Reuse at Walters

Artistic Reuse at Walters

Art teacher Darlene Wilhelm is a master of creative reuse. This spring, she and her students have created a number of new projects to transform salvaged trash into treasure. One fun reuse project transformed discarded styrofoam...

Jun 01, 2014
Walters Junior High

Creative Reuse on Display at 2014 Wood Museum of History

Creative Reuse on Display at 2014 Wood Museum of History

The 13th annual Wood Museum of History opened Wednesday, March 5 at the Alameda Free Library. The museum features exhibits created by Wood Middle School’s 6th, 7th and 8th graders depicting their understanding of, “human...

May 30, 2014
Wood Middle School

2014 Alameda High Earth Day Celebration

2014 Alameda High Earth Day Celebration

~ Guest post by Janet Chen ~ Alameda High School's celebration of Earth Day this year on Friday, May 2, highlighted a particular milestone: the installation of a hydration station. With an underlying theme of informing...

May 05, 2014
Alameda High School

Eco-Matic - EarthTeam May 2012 Students of the Month

Eco-Matic - EarthTeam May 2012 Students of the Month

~Republished from EarthTeam ~ Oakland High School's EcoMatic interns are the EarthTeam Students of the Month for May 2014. What started as a simple gathering of students interested in helping green Oakland High's campus this past...

May 01, 2014
Oakland High School

Tracy Ostrum - May 2014 EarthTeam Teacher of the Month

Tracy Ostrum - May 2014 EarthTeam Teacher of the Month

~ Republished from EarthTeam ~ Tracy Ostrom is the EarthTeam teacher of the month for May 2014. Tracy has a long history of working with EarthTeam over the past 7+ years and is a environmental force at...

May 01, 2014
Skyline High School

The Change Project

The Change Project

Working in teams of four, 9th grade students at Irvington High School choose an environmental problem, research it, develop a solution, take action and report out to the community. Since the project's inception over 15...

Apr 17, 2014
Irvington High School

Environmental Sculptures

Environmental Sculptures

Students at Mission San Jose High School created Environmental Sculptures as part of a unit lesson in Edie Christensen’s Art 1 class. The assignment challenges students to use found, reclaimed, recycled and repurposed items to...

Apr 14, 2014
Mission San Jose High School

Bancroft Joins SLWRP

Bancroft Joins SLWRP

Building on a history of litter abatement, creek study, and other environmental efforts, Bancroft Middle School in San Leandro has joined the Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project. Bancroft's team is led by PE teacher and Athletic Director...

Apr 08, 2014
Bancroft Middle School

Green Week Trashion Show at Mission

Green Week Trashion Show at Mission

Mission San Jose High School "celebrated green week from March 17-21 with a series of activities including scavenger hunts and walk to school days. The week concluded with a ‘Trashy Fashion Show’ where clubs and...

Mar 28, 2014
Mission San Jose High School

Enterprising Student Helps AHS Use Fewer Plastic Bottles

Enterprising Student Helps AHS Use Fewer Plastic Bottles

Special guest post by Isabel Sullivan, republished from The Oak Leaf, the Alameda High School Newspaper “If you’re attached to the ‘retro’ style, you might be disappointed,” said Alameda High School senior Caitlin Shener, who recently won...

Mar 19, 2014
Alameda High School

American High School's Green Teams Featured on Local TV

American High School's Green Teams Featured on Local TV

American High School's Re:Use, Recycling, and Garden teams were featured in an EdTV26 Cable Access interview. Learn about the amazing work taking place at American High School from the students leading these efforts.  

Mar 10, 2014
American High School

2014 Wood Trashion Show

2014 Wood Trashion Show

In a series of after school workshops, students from Wood Middle School created clothing from discarded and found materials for a fashion show at the Wood Museum of History. With support and participation from teachers...

Mar 06, 2014
Wood Middle School

Students at Longwood Elementary transform into Recycling Team Action Heroes

Students at Longwood Elementary transform into Recycling Team Action Heroes

After 5th grade teacher Adriana Garcia at Longwood Elementary in Hayward received her class' Recycling Team Action Project Kit from StopWaste, she kicked off her classroom's recycling collection action project. Her class recognized that classroom...

Feb 14, 2014
4Rs and My Wasteshed Projects

2014 Project R

2014 Project R

Science teacher Alicia Skuce challenged her students and another classroom on campus to apply creative thinking and design processes to transform discarded items into new things. The “Project R” in-class gallery featured many innovative approaches...

Feb 10, 2014
John Muir

Outdoor Recycling Bin Conversion

Outdoor Recycling Bin Conversion

To help promote recycling, students in San Leandro High’s Earth Club converted a number of concrete outdoor garbage bins to colorful recycling stations. The bins are serviced by the school’s Special Day Class students who...

Feb 07, 2014
San Leandro High School

American High Re:Use Team Update

American High Re:Use Team Update

On Friday afternoons, American High’s Re:Use team meets in science teacher Candy Sykes room. The team quickly sets to work making jewelry, weaving rugs and experimenting with new ways to turn trash into saleable objects...

Feb 03, 2014
American High School

litterati-scavenger-hunt EarthTeam and the Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project have teamed up with Litterati to organize the Litterati Scavenger Hunt for participants of...
2014-zero-waste-youth-convergence On March 16, the 2nd annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence met at the City College of San Francisco’s Mission Campus. The event brought together Zero...
rainbow-warrior-art-exhibit On November 11, 2013, Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior visited San Francisco. As part of the visit, Greenpeace hosted a forum on art and activism which...
2013-14-slwrp-kick-off-meeting-notes On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, teachers, students and environmental organizations from across Alameda County met at Berkeley High School to kick off the...

Grants

The 2014 WHALE TAIL® grants program is now accepting applications.  These grants support projects encouraging people to value and take action to...
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The Karma for Cara Foundation is encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their...
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Are you and your students innovative? Do you think you can use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to help solve an environmental challenge in...
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Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in...
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