The Go Green Initiative is thrilled to spotlight Megan Shih, a Local Leaders of the 21st Century alumna who now works as an External Partner and Donor Coordinator for the UC Davis Food Recovery Network (FRN). Megan is a fourth year student at UCD studying biotechnology and statistics, and back in 2017, she was vice…

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When we think about saving water, the first thing that comes to mind is not usually how water conservation has an impact on our environment, energy resources, and local species. How can taking shorter showers help endangered fish in the Delta? How does saving water keep our natural environment healthy? Let’s take a look at…

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A Drought Climate It may come as a surprise to some, but we Pleasantonians live in a drought climate. Droughts in Pleasanton are long, dry, and worst of all, unpredictable. They lead to instability in our water supply for residents, businesses, buildings, recreation, and our environment. The Go Green Initiative 2020 Pleasanton interns met with…

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In November of 2019, the Pleasanton School Board passed a resolution to become a priority partner for waste reduction including food waste prevention with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, also known as StopWaste. StopWaste works to “[help] Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less,…

Read more Mohr Elementary Makes the Most of Partnership with StopWaste

The 2020 Go Green Initiative Interns Are Like No Other, Because 2020 Is A Year Like No Other. This summer, the Go Green Initiative hosted two virtual internships, conducted entirely over Zoom. One set of interns was made up entirely of Pleasanton residents, and the other employed students from Compton, Hayward, Newark, and Oakland, CA;…

Read more 2020 GGI Interns Deliver Despite Anomalous Circumstances

In October 2020, Meg Morris, the Go Green Initiative Board Secretary and Chair of Brewster’s Recycling Commission, received a “Lifetime Achievement” award at MassRecycle, a nonprofit coalition that works to sustainably reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials in the environment that recognizes individuals whose efforts have improved recycling, reuse, or waste reduction in Massachusetts. Morris…

Read more Go Green Initiative Board Member Meg Morris Receives MassRecycling “Lifetime Achievement” Award

  PLEASANTON, California (June 2, 2020) – The Go Green Initiative has selected their 2020 class of Local Leader of the 21st Century Scholars: Carolyne Geng, Toni Gomez, and Jessica Luan. Recipients were chosen for their dedication to the Amador Valley Local Leaders club and commitment to improve their school, community and natural environment. Accomplishments…

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During the first week of May, high school students from both Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School ran for next year’s  Local Leaders of the 21st Century officer positions. Candidates were given the chance to speak at a Zoom Town Hall, explaining their plans and goals for the upcoming school year. Plans such…

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Go Green Initiative takes on its third summer internship with a focus on energy efficiency. 2019 Go Green Initiative Summer Internship Report Since its inception in 2017, the Go Green Initiative’s Summer Internship program  continues to train high school and college level students in marketable career skills while learning the importance of sustainability.   During…

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Go Green Initiative (GGI) Intern Hiya Shah has won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s fifteenth congressional district. Hiya created Maji, an app that calculates water quality. Hiya told the CAC, “[Maji is] a mobile application that harnesses the power of deep learning to computationally determine real-time water quality, and provide personalized suggestions…

Read more Go Green Initiative Intern Wins Eric Swalwell’s 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Trinity Chang is a first year student at UCLA studying Business Economics and Environmental Science. A former Go Green Initiative intern, Trinity now works with Clean Consulting and TRUE, providing businesses with resources to reduce their waste.   Clean Consulting is a UCLA organization that focuses on sustainability management for businesses. The mission of Clean…

Read more GGI Alum Trinity Chang Brings Sustainability to the Business World