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 middle and high schools participated in a weekend of environmental leadership training organized by StopWaste, the Alameda County Office of Education and EarthTeam.
The primary goal of LEAF 2015 was to increase students’ capacity to be environmental leaders on campus, at home, and in the community.
The weekend focused on the challenge of keeping food scraps out of the landfill and encouraging residents and businesses in Alameda County to use the green bin for compostable materials.
All LEAF participants can join the effort by completing the following actions:
Day 1 featured an interactive keynote presentation and four workshops focused on the theme “All In” – highlighting Alameda County’s efforts to get all food scraps and food soiled paper into the green bin for composting.
Materials from the workshops are linked below.
- LEAF Program, including materials from Mark Spencer’s keynote activity
- Community Based Social Marketing
- Compost Bin Modgepodge
- Miss Alameda Says Compost- Restaurant Outreach Presentation
- Planting Justice Vita Water Recipe and Garden Vitamin Guide
Day 2 featured student led workshops from American High, Nea Community Learning Center, Oakland High, San Lorenzo High, Skyline High and Walters Jr. High School. Each school shared promising environmental practices and tools to inspire others to take action.