The Superintendent’s announcement today about the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy is exciting! This plan means that students all across California will have access to the kind of learning that I have experienced through the Green Academy. The service learning and outdoor education opportunities included in the curriculum here are some of my favorite parts of being in Green Academy.
I think that actually seeing the gargantuan trash pile up-close instead of just listing off statistics, is more convincing that there is indeed a problem at hand.
I testified to the Berkeley Unified School Board and helped persuade them to adopted a Resolution to divert 90% of the school district’s waste by 2020. Yeah, I was nervous and scared when we did our presentations but it felt great afterwards. I felt proud of myself. I felt important, like we were doing something awesome.