We benefit from education and partnerships with a number of agencies and organizations including, Long Beach Environmental Services, LB Office of Sustainability, California Department of Public Health, Cleaning for Asthma Safe Schools, Rain Barrel’s Int’l, Algalita Marine, Tree People, Grades of Green, local farms, and balanced health counseling professionals. The City of Long Beach just completed improvements to our street, creating a “Bike Boulevard” including roundabouts, traffic circles, landscape planting, and access ramps, making it even easier for our families to walk and bike to school. Our parents come from all over the city and nearly 70% of transportation to/from school is alternative (not including electric/hybrid cars).
We love Long Beach and encourage our students and families to give back. Our students knit for those experiencing homelessness, adopt families, sing at hospitals, make thank you cards for volunteers, and collect cans and toys for local food banks.
We entered the Cool California Energy Challenge for two years and won 1st place for the City of LB both times! In 2016 and 2017 we received the Green Ribbon award at the Gold Level and were selected by Cal State Long Beach to be the project for the MBA program with a focus on sustainability. In 2018 we became a “Recognized Green Business” by the City of Long Beach and won the U.S Department of Education Green Ribbon Award in 2018. We are honored to be recognized and awarded this prestigious award. We continue to create new programs such as our “Green Team” and strive to go further to be an example. It is a goal and responsibility to educate other schools about the importance of our impact on the environment, creating a healthy school environment, and environmental education, as well as encourage them to take the challenge of commitment to become a US ED Green Ribbon School themselves.
In the News
Long Beach Press Telegram – 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School recognition