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Recycling at Centerville Jr. High

There is something amazing happening at Centerville Jr. High during Mr. Vilkins Leadership class, and most of the students on campus don’t even know. Every Friday during fifth period, the twenty five students in Leadership class collect 22 recycling bins and 18 compos...


Centerville Jr. High

Cooking with Rescued Food

On November 5th students at Walters Junior High were probably asking, ‘What is on the menu for Ms. McDowell’s Foods Class’? The answer was some delicious Apple and Carrot Cake, but the ingredients were different than usual. To make these desserts, th...


Walters Junior High

Custodians are Key to a Sustainable School Campus

After only a year at Horner Jr. High in Fremont, custodian Liz North has made herself a part of the community by working to keep the school green and doing it with pride. Liz was originally placed at Kennedy High School, and this is where her sorting education starte...


Horner Jr. High

Bancroft Middle School Helps UC Berkeley Recycle

After going 14-0 and winning their league's flag football championship, Bancroft Middle School was invited to help Cal Athletics compete in the Gameday Recycling Challenge, a national competition to reduce waste at major college sporting events. 30 students, parents ...


Bancroft Middle School

Classroom Recycling at Walters Jr. High

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, you can find Lisa Alves’ Leadership class roaming the halls before the bell at Walters Jr. High in Fremont. It’s only the third week of school, and already they are in the groove of visiting assigned classrooms to empty their recycl...


Walters Junior High

Best Practices in Lunch Time Waste Reduction at Walters Jr. H…

The 7th an 8th grade students at Walters Junior High School in Fremont are recycling and composting Super Stars. This is clear when visiting the outdoor lunch area during the noon hour. They are well versed in knowing the correct bin in which to put their milk cartons...


Walters Junior High

Gift Making from Reclaimed Materials

~Article and photos submitted by Patricia Williamson On Friday, December 12th, the Alameda Community Learning Center Environmental Leadership class hosted a gift making project night with reused materials. The Environmental Leadership Class had been working for mont...


Alameda Community Learning Center

Water Savvy Garden Design: A Case Study in San Lorenzo

On Friday, October 24th, a group of slightly nervous graduate students from UC Berkeley revealed their draft water-savvy landscape design plans to an expert group of San Lorenzo community members: students from San Lorenzo High School. 2014 opened with mixed messages...


San Lorenzo High School

Montera Celebrates Mr. Mike

A basic principle of reducing food waste is to make food so good that people want to eat it all up.  At Montera Middle School, Mr. Mike strives to do just that. In October, Mike was recognized by Oakland Unified School District's Nutrition Services Department ...



Dumpster Data Report

Bay Farm School teacher and Go Green Coordinator Michele Kuttner provides a periodic "Dumpster Data Report" via all-staff email to report progress and challenges related to the school's waste reduction efforts. When Kuttner arrives in the morning that dumpsters are s...


Bay Farm School

Where Do Your Clothes Come From?

AP Environmental Studies students at Alameda High School produced a short video investigating the question, "Where do your clothes come from?" Their research showed that the vast majority of clothing purchased in the United States is shipped from overseas which incurs...


Alameda High School

Cody Tabor Wins Wood Middle School Environmental Stewardship …

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 School's first...


Wood Middle School

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...


Irvington High School

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 to reduce the use of single-use disposable wa...


Alameda High School

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 balls from a science project, cereal bo...


Walters Junior High

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 history from the earliest times to the American...


Wood Middle School

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 students about the ocean gyre, the festivities w...


Alameda High School

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 Winter blossomed into much more. Eart...


Oakland High School

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 Skyline High School in Oakland where she teaches. Tracy was ...


Skyline High School

altamont-grants The Altamont Education Advisory Board funds waste reduction and recycling programs, education and job training in Alameda and San Francisco...
swap-meet-2-food-waste-forum Food waste is a moral, economic, and environmental problem.  In the United States, 40% of the food that we produce is wasted (NRDC). Modest...
leaf-2015 Alameda County’s 2015 Leadership and Environmental Action Forum (LEAF) took place May 30-31 at Camp Arroyo in Livermore. Nearly 100 students from 15...
fixit-clinics-march-2015-slwrp-meeting The March 3, 2015 SLWRP network meeting focused on the topic of repair and featured a workshop hosted by Fixit Clinic founder Peter Mui. Fixit Clinics...

Grants and Contests

Every Kid in a Park Beginning September 1, 2015, U.S. fourth-grade students will receive an Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) pass that will give them free...
Get 100+ free tree seedlings for your school or community tree planting. Priority given to select urban areas. Apply at least 90 days before your...
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The Altamont Education Advisory Board funds waste reduction and recycling programs, education and job training in Alameda and San Francisco...
126 invites teens in the U.S. to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas,...

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