As the Waste Campaign transitions into Phase 3 of the four-month competition, 81 Campaign Teams from around the world are still in the running for seven Eco-Grants valued at up to one thousand dollars. While Campaign Teams are almost ready to bring their sustainability solutions to the community, one community has announced they are ready to hear them.
Councilmember David Ryu, representing the City of Los Angeles’ Fourth District, heard about the sustainability efforts by Campaign Teams from Thomas Starr King Middle School and Marlborough School and immediately wrote them a letter of support. Councilmember Ryu expressed how proud he was of the Student Leaders and urged them to continue their efforts. He added, “I have great hope for the significant impact you will have within the lives of those in our community.”
Councilmember Ryu’s Letter of Support
“Dear Student Leaders:
On behalf of the City of Los Angeles’ Fourth District, it is my great pleasure to express my support of your efforts in the Grades of Green Waste Campaign. As student leaders of Marlborough School and Thomas Starr King Middle School*, you are a shining example in Council District Four of what it means to be environmentally aware and eager to make a difference. Your goal to address local sustainability issues has my enthusiastic support.
I am rooting for your success within the competition for grant funding for your local sustainability goals. It will undoubtedly take a lot of hard work and dedication to develop a strategic plan of how to address an issue of great importance to our community, and I have great hope for the significant impact you will have within the lives of those in our community by coming up with innovative solutions for waste reduction.
I extend my best wishes for continued success in this project and all of your future endeavors.
David E. Ryu
Councilmember, District Four”
About the Waste Campaign
From Omaha to Nairobi, student leaders are practicing conservation in their personal lives, while brainstorming sustainability solutions in their community. Campaign Teams in the United States are matched with international Campaign Teams to broaden their horizons and collaborate on sustainability initiatives. Campaign Teams have gone on to be recognized with the Presidential Environmental Youth Award, they’ve been instrumental in single-use plastic bans, and have worked to educate their community about local sustainability issues.
* – Please note that Councilmember Ryu penned separate letters to both schools.