City High Receives Two Green Grants

Green Team

City High School was recently awarded two exciting grants, from US Green Building Council and Native Seeds/SEARCH! These grants will help us in our continual efforts to make City High a green and sustainable school. 

US Green Building Council Green Apple Day of Service Grant

The Green Apple Day of Service grants give parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through greening and conservation projects. We will host a Green Apple Day of Service on November 4th to launch our “Pitch In, Green Up” conservation initiative. Students will create signage, to be displayed around the school, relaying the importance of turning off lights, limiting water use, recycling, and campus greening and gardening projects. Thank you to the US Green Building Council and Pierce Energy Planning for helping us to green up City High!

Native Seeds/SEARCH Community Seed Grant

City High School was also awarded one of Native Seeds/SEARCH’s Community Seed Grants for the fall semester! These grants are designed to support the work of educators and those working to enhance the nutritional, social, economic, or environmental health of underprivileged groups in the region, while simultaneously keeping locally-adapted crop varieties alive and in active use in schools, farms and gardens. City High’s Farm Crew and Urban Gardening class will use the seeds donated though the grant at Las Milpitas Urban Community Farm and on campus, in our alley garden and aquaponics system. Thank you NS/S!   

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