City of Cupertino
Lauren joins CCBA and the City of Cupertino from UCLA where she graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science and an Environmental Systems and Society Minor.
“At the City I develop and coordinate a pilot program called Green@School, which will train K-12 Cupertino students as eco-experts to help shepherd their school through a sustainability certification program (California Green Business Program) and create a cleaner, greener and healthier school site.”
Green@School was launched in two middle schools in January through each school's Leadership Class. To get this program up and running and ignite student passion for sustainability, Lauren has developed educational modules on various sustainability topics, facilitated student-run audits and investigations, and connected students with relevant resources and contacts.
“By the end of my CCBA term, I have high hopes that each school will be able to implement a substantial number of measures towards a Green Business certification, all fueled by the ambition of these brilliant young minds!”
Lauren hopes her experience developing and coordinating Green@School will provide her with the skills necessary to work on more community sustainability programs after CCBA.