TreePeople is meeting the need of our parents and educators at this time when schools are closed, and students are learning online at home. We are launching an environmental education virtual program for parents and community members that will be launched soon.
Through our Generation Earth program, we are now offering hands-on support for middle and high school educators and students! Our youth leadership coordinators can conduct virtual classrooms on the following topics:
Recycling – An interactive activity that encourages students to identify different waste materials in their home and differentiate what is recyclable.
Composting – A virtual workshop that focuses on how students can compost at home, school and in their community.
Native Plants – A virtual presentation that focuses on why native plants are an essential part of conserving water and restoring a healthy ecosystem in LA County. This interactive presentation familiarizes students with solutions to environmental problems in LA County.
Water Pollution and Prevention – A virtual presentation that explores water pollution and prevention in LA County. Students will learn about water pollution and carrying out water-related projects at home, on their campus and in their community.
Waste in the Fashion Industry – A virtual presentation that explores waste reduction in the fashion industry. Students will learn the difference between synthetic and natural fibers as well as the impact each has on the environment. Students will also be inspired to host community drives and textile recycling events on their campus or in their community.
Our younger generation is the most valuable asset we have for a sustainable LA. When schools involve their students in a quality environmental education, everyone wins. In fact, the benefits extend beyond creating a cleaner healthier world. Studies have shown that environmental education can have significant benefits to a student’s overall learning experience across all academic disciplines.
Whether it’s creating a greener campus, or participating in service learning, TreePeople can support your school through a comprehensive program.
When we plant trees on a campus and maintain them so they are healthy, they can do their part to create a beautiful, shady environment conducive to learning.
On most schools the land consists mainly of concrete and asphalt, as well as lawn and dirt areas that are compacted by foot traffic. Removing concrete or converting dirt and lawn areas into gardens supports healthy soil and creates outdoor classrooms.
To learn how to convert areas around campus into gardens we offer guides and workshops.