• The Easiest Way to Increase Money in the Classroom

    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… Read More

  • Local Leaders of the 21st Century

    The Local Leaders of the 21st Century is a new program for high school students through the Go Green Initiative. Thanks to a grant from Pleasanton Garbage Service, it is being piloted at Amador Valley High School in… Read More

  • School Spotlight: Bishop O’Dowd High School

    It’s not easy to be chosen as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, but Bishop O’Dowd high school in Oakland, CA is no ordinary educational institution. According to its mission statement, “Bishop O’Dowd High School seeks… Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Graphic Novel Inspires Recycling

    St. Benedict’s Prep (SBP) was recently featured on 60 Minutes. SBP is an all-boys 7th-12th grade school in the inner city of Newark, NJ. The school is currently run by Alumnus Fr. Edwin Leahy, O.S.B., and has been operated by the… Read More

  • Letting Teens See Renewable Energy in Action

    The Go Green Initiative works hard to provide students with opportunities to learn about how the systems in their communities work. We help them learn about their local energy, water, waste and food systems. One of our recent endeavors… Read More

Our Mission

Our Mission is:

To provide schools with the tools, training and ongoing support they need to create a “culture of conservation” and natural resource stewardship within their community.

Our Goals are:

To conserve and protect natural resources for future generations, and to protect human health through environmental stewardship.

Our Vision is:

A world where natural resources are equitably available, and all children are healthier as a result of living the principles of the Go Green Initiative.


What does it mean to “Go G.R.E.E.N.”?


gGenerate less waste


rRecycle everything that cannot be reused


eEducate the community on eco-friendly options


eEvaluate the environmental impact of actions


nNourish discussions and activities that integrate environmental education into existing curriculum

Recycling and Waste

Look in the dumpster behind a typical school, and you will likely see a tremendous amount of material that must be removed from campus and placed somewhere else in the community. Some of it may be recyclable, some… Read More

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Water is a precious resource that we cannot live without, but it is also a utility cost that is not related to educational enrichment. The more water your school uses, the more money flows away from learning. Naturally,… Read More

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Do you know how much money your school spends on energy? Could that money be better used in the classroom, library or computer lab if your school became more energy efficient? Some schools are quick to invest in… Read More

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