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Total number of students participating with ECO2school
Students participating in emission-reducing activities like carpooling or biking to school
Carbon dioxide decreased by students as a result of participation in ECO2school
Engaging Thousands of Youth
ECO2school is the Center’s youth leadership development program. With your support, we engage thousands of youth in climate awareness education and activities to create youth climate leaders across the Bay Area.
In the 2015-16 school year, we worked in 12 Sonoma County school with 166 youth leaders to engage 14,857 students. Of those students, almost 80% (11,531) took a climate action with at least one emission-reducing behavioral change activity.
Expansion Around the Bay Area
This year we piloted a regional expansion into the Silicon Valley. An additional 914 students participated in at least one behavior change activity. In the upcoming school year, we will develop a program in San Francisco, while deepening engagement in Sonoma County and Silicon Valley schools.
Our youth advisory board is comprised of 12 student leaders. They shape the ECO2school program, organize events, and speak at political and community venues. They made presentations to hundreds of students and stakeholders across California:
- Green Teen, a youth-organized conference
- Youth for Environment and Sustainability Conference
- North American Association of Environmental Educators
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors Climate Committee