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Grades of Green Students Improve Both Robinson and Mirabella

February 24, 2016 lacarguy Grades of Green Tags: , , ,

There’s no better way to tackle major environmental problems than by getting students involved in the task. Not only are they capable of solving some pretty major problems, but they’re also the future of this world and our country. By teaching them about sustainable responsibility, and helping them become involved with actively improving the earth organizations like Grades of Green can have a dramatic impact on the earth overall.

LAcarGUY has partnered up with Grades of Green to help with important projects around the Santa Monica and LA areas. Just last week members from Grades of Green came in to visit with the Green Team at LAcarGUY to learn about important sustainable practices in the auto industry.

mirabella mulching

Grades of Green is actively working to help students make an impact, and here are a couple of stories about just how students are managing to do that. Each of these events happened recently and they were led by students concerned about their environment.

Mulching in Mirabella

Droughts are a serious issue in California and it’s important to preserve moisture whenever possible for that reason specifically. That’s why the Youth Corps project at Mirabella Middle School was such an important one. The student along with help from the 8th grade science classes went around and mulched plants around the school. Not only did the students mulch each of these plants, but they also learned about why mulch is key in preserving plant moisture and improving soil fertility as well.

mulching in mirabella

Doing Away with Idling at Robinson Elementary

Car idling is a major issue for the environment and for public locations like schools. It wastes gasoline and puts pollutants into the air around schools. In order to take control of this problem, and cut down on pollutants that children are breathing in, students between 3rd and 5th grade held a “No Idling Event” for parents encouraging them to turn off their vehicles while waiting. During the event Mark Burton the Manhattan Beach Mayor, and Wayne Powell a City Councilmember from Manhattan Beach joined in to help explain the importance of this project to parents. Not only does the event encourage parents to stop idling entirely, but it also helps define a zone around the school where idling shouldn’t take place to keep air cleaner for students.

 

Mike Sullivan To Be Awarded With Community Environmental Leadership Award From Global Green USA

April 30, 2012 lacarguy Awards, Global Green USA, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY‘s Mike Sullivan will be honored at the 16th Annual Millennium Awards Gala in Saturday June 2nd at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica with the Community Environment Leadership Award.

This honor recognizes Mike’s personal commitment to supporting so many important local environmental organizations and for actively promoting community projects from beach cleanups to creating school gardens. When Global Green needed hybrid cars for their Red Carpet – Green Car campaign (i.e., taking stars to the Oscars in fuel efficient cars), Mike provided them.

LAcarGUY not only sell more hybrids and clean diesel cars than any other dealership group in America, we also showcase energy and resource conserving practices in its dealerships — including the new Audi LEED certified dealership. The LA Green Team represents the company’s commitment to advancing sustainability by encouraging, inspiring and educating its 800+ employees about reducing their individual and corporate carbon footprint, as well as selling more hybrids and clean diesel cars than any other dealership group in the United States.

We hope you will join us in paying tribute to Mike’s contributions and help support the work of Global Green by sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets to the event. To participate or for further information, please contact MTA Events at globalgreen@mtaevents.com or 818.906.0240 if you require further information. We look forward to seeing you there!

An Update On Our School Garden Project

February 24, 2012 lacarguy Green Team, School Garden Project Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Gardening is like food for the soul, Alisha Auringer who heads up LAcarGUY‘s Green Team took members of the group to see the garden’s progress since the initial planting mid-December. No one was sure what they would find after the extreme weather pattern of scorching hot days followed by cold days that the area has experineced recently. Luckily, there were a few rainy days thrown in there. Everyone couldn’t help but wonder if global warming was messing around with our garden.

Happy and relieved the team saw the radishes popped up and are looking delicious! The carrots, peas and peppers are slowly coming along.

The team delivered a rain barrel to assist with the watering, and did a rain dance to speed things along!