Happy Spring: Going Green is in the Air!


With the official start of spring upon us, now is a great time to launch a new sustainability initiative in your life, at school, or at home! We can tell that the days are getting longer, allowing for more time to be outside, go exploring, and get involved in interesting clubs or groups on campus

Calling all Eco-Volunteers!

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Are you or someone you know interested in getting involved with the community while earning Service Learning Volunteer hours?? Then, this is a great opportunity for you! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for ‘Eco-Heroes’ to assist at our annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.  It’s an exciting day, and volunteers

Recycle, Report, Win Prizes, Repeat: Keep California Beautiful Recycling Competition


Hey CVUSD Recyclers, are you ready to get statewide recognition and win CASH PRIZES for all of the sustainable work you’re doing to create and manage those robust recycling programs?!  Great news—there is still time to sign up for the Keep California Beautiful K-12 Recycling Competition. We have to act fast though, because March 1st

FREE Climate Change Presentation


“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy…” Sharon Markenson, retired teacher and climate change educator/activist started off her Climate Change Presentation at a local high school with this age-old adage, which rings true in more ways than one. Specifically, Markenson was talking about Mother Earth, and the fact that every aspect of our world is

National Green Week 2015


National Green Week is an annual event that encourages and empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects, and activities, between February and the end of Earth Month (April). Created by the Green Education Foundation (GEF), National Green Week kicks off February 2nd and runs until May 1st, 2015. Participating districts, schools, classrooms, or

Happy Holidays: Recycle on!!


Hey CVUSD Recyclers, it’s time for a well deserved couple of weeks off!! We know you’ve worked hard throughout the year so far, studying for tests, reading lots of books, and getting up early, so make sure to enjoy your break spending time with family and getting a little extra sleep!  During this time of

Nature + Man = Treeman = Inspirational!

My "Treetastic" interview with Treeman.

What could a Tree and a Moon Jelly possibly have in common? I first met Treeman in October at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Halloween Costume Parade.  I volunteered and led their parade, and Treeman came to help bring awareness to the amazing efforts that Heal the Bay puts toward our ocean environment. Treeman dedicates

World Soil Day: Friday, December 5th, 2014!!


In the 1500’s, Leonardo Da Vinci said, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than we do about the soil underfoot.” Over 500 years later, not much has changed; we still know relatively little about the vast and complex world that exists underground in the soil which ultimately provides the foundation for life