International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
to get students and local business
involved in going green with recycling and to create a “Green Generation”
The ITEP Earth Day celebration/fundraiser teaches students to reduce, reuse, recycle old appliances, computers, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and explore opportunities for green jobs of the future
Pedro, CA — The
students and staff from the Global Environmental House/ITEP Earth Alert
The events are intended to prepare young people to tackle today’s environmental problems and to generate interest and awareness for the “Green Generation.” Our youth are getting more involved in taking steps in their schools, homes and neighborhoods to protect the environment by recycling E-Waste, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, volunteering for coastal clean-ups, and exploring the possibility of entering into green jobs and careers of the future.
The kick-off for this Earth Day celebration will be an E-Waste Collection event fundraiser on Saturday, April 9th, open to the San Pedro Community from at San Pedro high school. ITEP business partners, Environmental Conversion Recycling (ECR) and SA Recycling, are working with the Earth Alert Student Council to coordinate the safe collection of computer and electronic items, as well as appliances which require a special type of handling and disposal.
will be able to drive up to the school employee parking lot at the corner
of 17th and Leland and drop off their old laptops, printers, monitors, cables,
cell phones, fax machines, digital cameras, TVs, etc., safely and legally.
Proceeds from this collection will go towards helping the students of the
Global Environmental/Earth Alert
“We are very proud of our environmentally sensitive students at San Pedro,” said CEO Amy Grat, ITEP.
“ITEP encourages students to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Some students have already started recycling businesses while still in high school. These are students who are preparing for careers of the future.”
Wednesday, April 13th, an on-campus event for students will include the exhibition
of the Los Angeles Mobile TransPORTer, a 53-foot fully-contained, mobile exhibit
featuring exciting, hands-on activities for students. Telling the story of
speakers for Wednesday’s event include: Mike Schaadt, Chairman of ITEP’s Earth Alert
U.S. Coast Guard efforts to clean up the huge oil spill in the
will also be able to get information from the
we’re ready to seize every opportunity presented to us to help make a positive
change,” said Cassandra, an 11th grader and president of the Student Council
from ITEP’s Earth Alert
The day-long event allows students to have the opportunity to write pledges for “A Billion Acts of Green,” Earth Day’s way of mobilizing the power of people to create change by taking small steps. Each student will be encouraged to write down at least one thing they will do to help protect the environment in the next year.
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