Nineteen student teams awarded bond money at Project Green event

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Bret Harte's winning green team.
Photo courtesy Lesley Taylor

Eighteen schools and the A. Warren McClaskey Adult Center were awarded allocations of Measure Q bond funds at the Project Green culmination event held May 13 at A.M. Winn Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School.

Started three years ago, Project Green encourages students — in teams with teachers and parents — to learn about sustainable living by conducting green audits of their campuses. The audits are then used to craft student recommendations for facility upgrades that will improve energy and water efficiency and make campuses healthier places for students to learn.

At a showcase event held in April, teams presented their ideas to a panel of community experts who then used rubrics to analyze the presentations.

The top allocation — $120,000 — was awarded to the green team at Bret Harte Elementary School. The money that will be used to install Solatubes in classrooms to provide natural sunlight and reduce energy costs.

Phoebe Hearst and Crocker-Riverside elementary schools were allocated $100,000 each. 

Other allocations:

  • David Lubin: $75,000 for brightening the cafeteria with paint and Solatubes; a fan in the cafe; aerators on faucets
  • West Campus: $75,000 for hand dryers in restrooms, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and hydration stations
  • Kit Carson: $75,000 for outdoor classrooms
  • Isador Cohen: $50,000 for artificial turf
  • Caleb Greenwood: $50,000 for day-lighting
  • McClaskey Adult Center: $50,000 to improve air conditioning in select spaces
  • Camellia: $50,000 for an irrigation system to support native habitat
  • Albert Einstein: $35,000 for water efficient flush values on toilets; irrigation and turf removal
  • C.K. McClatchy: $35,000 for variable speed fans in the HVAC system
  • Luther Burbank: $35,000 for upgrading irrigation and improve green spaces
  • A.M. Winn: $35,000 for day-lighting
  • Sacramento New Technology: $35,000 for water-efficient fixtures, hand dryers and hydration stations
  • Sutterville: $25,000 for day-lighting
  • Matsuyama: $25,000 for day-lighting
  • Pacific: $15,000 for water-efficient fixtures and Solatubes
  • American Legion: $15,000 for a track and and outdoor table and benches