StopWaste at School


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About StopWaste At School

A number of partners collaborate to support students, teachers and schools in thier quest to reduce waste and improve environmental sustainability.  Partners include county agencies, business, and non-profit organizations.

ACOE   |  StopWaste.Org  |  EarthTeam  |  Save the Bay  |  NexCycle


The Alameda County Office of Education promotes student achievement and development through leadership, innovation, and accountability in partnership with the public, educational community, and parents.

The ACOE serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the eighteen Alameda County public school districts.

The ACOE oversees seventeen K-12 school districts and one K-8 district in Alameda County. In all, there are approximately 10,000 teachers serving 225,000 students.

The Alameda County Office of Education:

  • Advises and assists school districts in managing their budgets and in saving taxpayer money
  • Supervises and supports school districts in complying with state and federal laws
  • Provides numerous services to school districts—services that our districts would not be able to offer on their own
  • Educates groups of students not served by local school districts through the Juvenile Court and Community Schools, School Age Mothers Program and the Infant Programs
  • Assists teachers by providing training opportunities, curriculum development and technology resources


Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. As its leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay protects the Bay from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development, making it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife.

Save The Bay's award-winning Watershed Education Programs allow students to discover the natural treasure that defines our region: San Francisco Bay. We offer middle and high school students and teachers environmental education experiences on the Bay and in their schools.

StopWaste at School has partnered with Save the Bay to work with students, teachers and schools interested in reducing the impact of litter on the bay.  Students learn to improve campus recycling programs, conduct litter indexes, investigate how litter flows to the bay through watersheds and participate in restoration and canoeing projects. 

We restore habitat and secure strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage more than 25,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually.

Support Save the Bay today by becoming a membervolunteering and joining our Bay Savers Email Action Network

Founded by teachers, the mission of the East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store. The educational mission is to increase the awareness of school children and the general public regarding the green benefits of reusing materials.