Local Leaders of the 21st Century©

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The Go Green Initiative’s Local Leaders of the 21st Century© program is a network of high school extracurricular clubs dedicated to advancing sustainability in their schools and communities. With GGI guidance and mentorship, Local Leaders take action in community engagement, public policy, and advocacy leadership to address global environmental issues on a local scale.

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Local Leaders of the 21st Century© work together with policymakers in their communities to advance actionable solutions to local sustainability issues in the areas of water, waste, energy, and food systems. In support of their mission, the Go Green Initiative collaborates with school staff, leadership, and students to set the annual vision for programming and guide clubs in their development of high-impact projects.

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Pleasanton Local Leaders clubs 2021-2022

This year, Pleasanton-based Local Leaders clubs are working together with their city management to reduce waste and contamination in compliance with state law and local regulations. Continuing community education presentations developed by GGI interns, their clubs empower residents and local businesses to reduce their climate impact by preventing emission of short-lived climate pollutants.

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California Local Leaders clubs 2020-2021

California chapters of Local Leaders of the 21st Century convened virtually throughout the 2020-2021 academic year to share ideas, develop project plans, and engage in town halls with high caliber guest speakers including Reverend Yearwood of Hip Hop Caucus.

Amador Valley High School 2020-2021

Amador Valley High School Local Leaders worked with their city administration and local energy service provider to produce a series of public service announcements informing their community about carbon-free and renewable energy plans available to them through East Bay Community Energy.

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Foothill High School 2020-2021

Foothill High Schools Local Leaders developed a project plan for their city to support resident and business compliance with waste reduction and diversion regulations. The process included close collaboration with city administrators to plan strategy, events, and outreach that will be expanded by club members in the year to come.

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