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Green Service Initiative

The Green Service Initiative (“GSI”) is a collaborative project of the Green Academy at Santa Barbara High School and the Community Environmental Council to support and recognize “Green” projects in our community (such projects include: school gardens and school green space; recycling efforts; habitat restoration projects; creek/ocean water quality monitoring; and beach/creek/neighborhood clean-ups). The GSI creates connections between community organizers, local experts, college interns, local businesses, and high school students, creating a network of thinkers, workers, and supporters. Our experts advise community organizers on how to best achieve their objectives, the university and college interns coordinate and supervise work days, and the high school students provide a work force while earning community service hours through direct participation in service learning projects. Our goal is to create, equip, and mobilize this network of active individuals in order to further environmental goals in our community while providing opportunities to grow, serve, and learn for all involved

How it works

1. Project organizers/coordinators contact José (GA) or Tahara (CEC).
2. José/Tahara meet with organizer/coordinator to generate a plan.
3. José meets with University interns, and gives specific steps to implement the plan.
4. José distributes information to Green Clubs.
5. Green Club students choose whether or not to participate.
6. Interested Green Club members and interns show up at scheduled time to do work as planned. Hours are logged.
7. Students are recognized at the end of the year, based on their number of hours worked.

For more information, please call José Caballero at (805) 966.9101 x342 or email here.







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