Browse the local opportunities below on how to become an environmental leader in your community!
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Green Star Schools (GSS) is an online platform where you can find and share environmental action projects. Use the GSS website to find action projects and tools to help your classroom, school, or district to conserve resources, reduce its carbon footprint, and receive recognition under the Green Star Schools Certification program. To learn more visit www.greenstarschools.org
The Office of Sustainability 4R’s Grants Program has previously funded school projects led by students (such as reusable water bottle projects and recycling and composting campaigns). To learn more about past projects visit the 4R’s Grants Program webpage.
The Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) program provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about the local impacts of climate change through a mixture of classroom presentations, interactive activities, and field trips. Due to COVID-19 we are not scheduling field trips at this time. To learn more visit www.seachangesmc.com/YESS
The Youth Commission strives to address issues affecting youth in San Mateo County and close the gap between adult and youth perspectives. By placing youth in committees and on County Boards and Commissions, the Youth Commission increases awareness of and advocates for youth issues, advises the Board of Supervisors, presents policy recommendations, and creates projects that serve the community. To learn more visit www.cmo.smcgov.org/smcyc
Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) is committed to preparing the next generation of environmental activists by recognizing, encouraging and mentoring young people who demonstrate an interest in sustainability and climate protection. To that end CEC supports three continuing programs: a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors, an environmental film festival for students in grades 4-12 and the Youth Climate Ambassadors program for high school students. To learn more visit www.cecburlingame.org/youth-empowerment