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Green Ambassadors Institute 2017-18: Policy for the People

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SPEAKERS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS CALIFORNIA LEADING THE RESISTANCE LINDA ESCALANTE, NRDC Associate for Latino Outreach and Advocacy Video coming soon WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WATER POLICY IN CALIFORNIA NOAH GARRISON, UCLA Environmental Science Practicum Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and BRUCE REZNIK, Los Angeles Waterkeeper Video coming soon HOW TEAM MARINE HELPED […]

Green Ambassadors Institute: Minigrant Application

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Submit a project idea for this year’s Green Ambassadors Institute. Applications are due December 10, 2017. Join a cohort of like-minded educators and receive support in visioning, planning, implementing and sharing an environmental action project with your students and community. Accepted applicants will receive a $300 minigrant for project supplies and personalized coaching to help […]

Ogechi Hubert Advocates for the Pacific Crest Trail

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ECHS’ Ogechi Hubert Featured in PCT Communicator BY OGECHI HUBERT I am a 17-year-old Nigerian-American student in my senior year at the Environmental Charter High School in Los Angeles. I am also a social- and environmental-justice advocate. I am one of the first high schoolers to get an LEED Green Associate certification, and I am […]

South Bay Magazine Features ECS Students​ as “Earth Inheritors”

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WRITTEN BY MICHELE GARBER | PHOTOGRAPHED BY NANCY PASTOR SEE FULL ARTICLE As future stewards of our planet, our kids will be entrusted with the protection and preservation of an environment already under siege. Despite the challenges that await them, many young people are eager to jump in and make an impact. Fortunately there are […]

Gravel to Green: Student Creates Program to Help Local Students Experience State Parks

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ECHS Student Ogechi Hubert noticed a staggering lack of people of color in environmental fields.  Her answer?  Gravel to Green, a program aimed at tackling the issue by providing the opportunity for students of color from South Los Angeles to experience California State Parks.  Through a series of field trips to California State parks, the program […]

ECS Turns Research Into Action on the Streets and Seas of Los Angeles

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Environmental Charter Schools’ Green Ambassadors Institute brings dozens of educators together for a walk, bike and sail to explore research in action. “It is important to not limit our thinking to just exploring tropical rainforests or the polar ice caps, but also consider what’s happening right here in our own neighborhoods,” said Polly Kim, a […]