In March 2018 we were thrilled to cut the ribbon on the first Just Energy sustainable schoolyards in the state of California! Teaming up with Hands on Sacramento, we brought sustainable gardens and outdoor learning spaces to not one, but two, Sacramento area schools in need. Spaces were transformed at New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter School and Aspire Capitol Heights Academy Charter. A large group of volunteers including staff, students and families lent their helping hands to make this build happen which comprised of planter boxes, tables and rain barrels. The children also added some colorful cheer, painting the rain barrels and picnic tables.
Both schools celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony attend by Kandi Terry (Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations) and Inger Goodman (Manager of Regulatory Affairs).
Watch this quick video to learn more about the builds and how these two new schools plan to use their outdoor learning space and gardens.
With a new appreciation of gardening and the environment, students and staff are excited to get their hands dirty while learning about sustainability.
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