Category Archives: School Programs

School’s Out, Summer is Here… Keep on Recycling!

As we close the book on another school year, CVUSD Recycles would like to thank everyone on our campuses for their recycling efforts.  Without the support and participation of students, teachers, faculty, and parent volunteers, the program would not be a success. We would also like to remind you to keep up good recycling habits

Permaculture… What Is It?

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”—Bill Mollison, Ryland Lancaster, a local permaculture expert, tells us more about permanent culture, the

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

Keep California Beautiful K-12 Recycling Competition – Win Prizes!!

Hey CVUSD Recyclers, is your school ready to demonstrate its commitment to the environment, gain statewide recognition, and possibly win a CASH PRIZE for your sustainable efforts?? Now is your chance; sign up for the Keep California Beautiful K-12 Recycling Challenge, a statewide competition that promotes waste reduction and recycling, and of course, a little

America Recycles Day is Coming! November 15th

Attention Eco Warriors! Want to help out and recycle on the biggest recycling day of the year?! On November 15th thousands of people across the United States will be celebrating America Recycles Day (ARD). The purpose of this day is to increase awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage more people to take the

CVUSD Elementary Schools Receive Eco Visitors from Taiwan

Last week, representatives from the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) – the equivalent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – accompanied by a group of Taiwanese school administrators, paid a visit to two CVUSD elementary schools – EARTHS Magnet and Aspen Elementary. The group was visiting the Conejo Valley as part of a statewide tour

National School Lunch Week: October 13 – 17

Did you know? October 13 – 17, is National School Lunch Week— a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. There are many fun and creative ways to celebrate this week, while incorporating responsible and sustainable practices into lunches all year long! Packing your lunch brought from