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;…

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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…

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  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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One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of our programs is watching schools enact real change in their communities. A leader in sustainability, Camden City School District (CCSD) is making huge shifts to create a greener, cleaner, more environmentally friendly community for students and families. However, this did not come without countless hours of…

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Students at Amador Valley understand that recycling and composting should be part of students’ daily routine. The lessons we learn in school lay the habits of a lifetime and Local Leaders are paving the way for sustainability as they take necessary steps towards making their schools a cleaner, greener, recycling, and compost friendly environment. Since…

Read more Student Spotlight: Amador Valley Local Leaders of the 21st Century