Lawndale, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2008
Environmental Charter High School (ECHS), a public charter high school, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new campus on Saturday, February 2, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire community is invited to "pitch in" and support this green charter school by actually working to make it greener during the event.
As part if the celebration, ECHS stakeholders will have an opportunity to contribute to renovating the current school site, including:
- Preparing soil for a forest that will feed the campus and community
- Painting murals of inspirational messages
- Building trash and recycling stations (waste receptacles that help students sort waste from compost and recyclable materials)
Donations and financial support from the community including partners like Lowe's, Waste Management and the Manhattan Beach Rotary -- as well as parents, staff and community leaders -- have made the event possible.
"Our school is able to be a green model for the rest of the community because of our outstanding community partners," said Sara Laimon, Director of Green Ambassadors Organization. "Private companies like Lowe's and Waste Management are the key to the success of this environmentally conscious campus. For example, WM funded the trash and recycling stations, which were designed by the Green Lotus Events of Ojai."
The event schedule will take place at the campus, located at 16315 Grevillea Avenue in Lawndale. A detailed event schedule follows.
"Today's youth are tomorrow's sustainability leaders. Waste Management is proud to partner with ECHS, whose students exemplify the WM mission of 'Thing Green' every day. This school exemplifies what it means to be a good partner to the community and the environment," said Vickie Wippel, Community Relations Manager for Waste Management.
"We believe that Environmental Charter High School is constantly given opportunities to live up to its mission of creating life long learners and students who are scholars and environmental stewards," said Alison Suffet-Diaz, Founder of ECHS.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Sara Laimon at Sara_laimon@echsonline.org or 310-214-3400.
10:00 -10:30 a.m. Tour of Campus
10:30 -11:15 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:15 a.m. - Noon Vegetarian Lunch and Entertainment
Noon - 2:00 p.m. Work on Green Projects (attendees may chose one)
- Prep soil for tree planting
- Create seven trash/recycling stations
- Paint a mural
ECHS mission: To provide a rigorous college prep education that extends learning into the local environment so all students graduate with the knowledge skills and values to become life long learners and quality stewards. Embedded within its mission is to not only to be an innovative alternative rigorous college preparatory high school but to create a healthier school that leads by example and is a catalyst of change both locally and globally.
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