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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student sorting through waste
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…

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Sustainability Made Simple (Byrd & Demates, 2016) is the book I’ve hoped someone would write for the past fifteen years. If you only have room on your bookshelf for one thoroughly comprehensive, supremely accessible guide to understanding the big sustainability issues affecting us and what to do about it, this is the book you need. Environmental…

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Whether you’re a teacher, principal or parent volunteer, one of the biggest concerns is ensuring each classroom has the necessary supplies to provide students with a great learning experience. Countless hours are spent each year conducting fundraisers, asking parents for money, and trying to convince local companies to donate. But there is an easier way…

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