Sustainability Education Program
We partner with affordable housing communities to provide weekly hands-on activities to youth and families that are designed to fit within six themes that relate to sustainability. Some activities include: making a recycle bin out of reclaimed materials, making a mural out of bottle caps, bilingual yoga, tire gardens, and community-led garage sales. Our programming has helped increase recycling rates and diverted pounds of trash from landfills. We are currently located on 7 affordable housing sites in Portland in partnership with Home Forward.
Sustainability Certificate Program
Empowering youth is at the core of what we do. In order to further this aspect of our mission, we’re proud to award a Sustainability Certificate to youth age 15-years and older who fulfill certificate requirements, including design and facilitation of hands-on sustainability education programming. All participants must pass a basic background check and are awarded a written letter of recommendation and documentation of hours worked upon certificate completion.
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We’re in schools across the greater Portland Metro area providing hands-on activities that engage students in the concept of sustainability. Whether we’re building a recycling bin out of empty plastic bottles, a mini greenhouse out of reused water jugs or a flower garden out of old tires, our programs provide real-life examples of sustainable practices that empower youth to use their own creativity for a more creative, peaceful planet.
We have roots in Guatemala, are officially based in Portland, OR and have taken our programs to Bulgaria!
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WHAT WE DO
To provide hands on, creative experience that encourage resilient communities
Empowered, healthy communities living in a world without waste.