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AUSD's Green Schools Programs

Introduction

AUSD's green schools program includes several different strands, including the Green Schools Challenge (a recycling and composting program); school gardens; environmental literacy; and Ocean Guardian schools.

Green Schools Challenge

Since 2009, the Alameda Green Schools Challenge has focused on maintaining a robust recycling and food compost program. Under the program, which is run by parent volunteers, students, and teachers, school site waste is sorted into green bins (for food scraps and soiled paper), blue bins (for glass, paper, aluminum, and certain kinds of plastic), and gray bins (for trash that needs to be landfilled).   The program, which has vastly reduced the amount of trash going to landfill, won a state Golden Bell award in 2014. 

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Environmental Literacy

AUSD's Environmental Literacy program includes professional development, curricula, and a strong focus on ocean and bay science, watershed protection, and ecology and biodiversity awareness.

 

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Ocean Guardian Designees

  • Alameda Unified School District
  • Earhart Elementary School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Wood Middle School

Golden Bell Award (2014)