Posts Selected From the Category "GA in Action"

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 […]

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 […]

More than 100 Educators Attend Green Ambassadors Institute: Research in Action

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Educators from across Southern California attend workshops showcasing how local research projects can bring environmental change into the classroom… and community “All of the sessions were so inspiring!  There are so many tools that I’m taking back to my classroom to share with my students. Today event was invaluable! “ – GAI Attendee  Educators from […]

ECHS Students Recognized at 2016 Greenbuild Conference

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Recently, 6 ECHS students and an ECHS alumna were recognized at the Women in Green Power Breakfast held at the Greenbuild conference in Downtown LA. The event focused on the "Power of Our Voice" and underscored the important role women play when they step up politically, professionally, socially and domestically. And, true to form, our students stepped […]

Redefining Environmental Education Professional Development at the Green Ambassadors Institute

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By Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools What if schools led professional development that inspired teachers and students to be active partners in the sustainability movement? We are Environmental Charter Schools — a network of three public schools in South Los Angeles that use the environment to engage students and connect them […]