Kirsten Chavis – GO GREEN 365 Environmental Training Program
Grantee Name: Kirsten Chavis
Project Name: GO GREEN 365 Environmental Training Program
Grant Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Funding Partner: California Endowment
Project Description: The ‘GO GREEN’ Youth Earth club aims to teach youth at their school and community to “GO GREEN” through environmental education. Through this project two local Los Angeles Elementary Schools started an annual Spring ‘GO GREEN’ Resource & Recycling Earth Day Event to create awareness and advocate for environmental education. For the past 6 years, the Earth Club has grown to over 300 youth who have participated in environmental activities throughout Los Angeles County and Riverside County.
The project’s goals is to engage students, teachers, and communities to learn how to take care of their schools, neighborhoods, and work together to take better care of our planet. The project events and outreach efforts encourage environmental awareness, responsibility & accountability for all. Through games, activities, speakers, and hands on learning, we educate people on concepts to encourage them to take ownership of their surroundings and we lead through action, engaging hundreds of volunteers throughout the year to engage in city beautification efforts, including organizing clean up efforts, recycling, garden building, and mural painting.