2011 Green School Award Winners To Be Presented at City Council Meeting on Monday, November 14

Past Green School Award Winners

2010 GREEN SCHOOL AWARD WINNER

Environmental Sustainability and co-sponsor Agromin Premium Soil Products selected Portola Elementary School as the recipient of the fourth annual Green School Award for 2010. Portola was chosen because they have taken on the responsibility of educating students, staff and parents that “it is easy to be green.” Their recycling program raises funds for the Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Program but more importantly through a number of efforts they are modeling good citizenship in taking care of our environment.

LtoR: Principal Robert Ruiz with Superintendent Trudy Arriaga, Mayor Bill Fulton and Bill Camarillo from Agromin

The award was presented at an assembly at the school and at the City Council meeting on November 15, 2010, in celebration of America Recycles Day. Mayor Fulton presented the recycled glass award while Bill Camarillo, CEO of Agromin gave Principal Robert Ruiz a check for $500.

“Environmental Hero” Awards were also presented to De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA) for their outstanding environmental education program. Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education was named Community Activism Hero for their Trash-a-thon, Earth Day and other community programs. Pierpont Elementary School was recognized for their gardening, composting and water conservation efforts and Saticoy Elementary was the Climate Action Hero for their efforts to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution at their campus.

For more information on this award, call (805) 652-4584 or cwied@ci.ventura.ca.us

2009 Green School Award Recipients

2008 Green School Award Recipients

Attention Teachers! FREE Environmental Education Presentations

Environmentally themed interactive lessons combining science, math, language arts and lots of fun are available through the City of Ventura, Environmental Sustainability Office. See the flyer for more information or to schedule call Jill Sarick at (805) 652-4501 or jsarick@cityofventura.net.

Environmental Education Programs (pdf)

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  1. Congratulations to the educators who recieve the Green Schools Awards! What better place to raise awareness on how to live on this planet and preserve it for future generations, than school!

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