Our project will utilize the power of video to teach kids to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors, help teachers lead the charge to reduce the carbon footprint of their schools and further promote the Green Schools Challenge (GSC) and Water-Energy and Learning Behavior (WE-LAB) programs, allowing more schools to participate, helping transition towards a more sustainable society.
In collaboration with a local videographer, we will be producing three videos emphasizing how everyday choices impact climate stability and environmental health. These videos will help students, teachers and staff understand how they can integrate sustainable behaviors into everyday life.
Over the past 8 years the Green Schools Challenge has been implemented in 350 different schools, saving the local school district over $9.5 million in energy costs, conserving 13.5 million kWh of electricity and offsetting 24.7 million tons of CO2 emissions.
With nearly 415 public schools in the county, 149 charter schools and hundreds of private schools, there exists a great opportunity for more students to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors, including energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling.