Making schools more green and environmentally conscious

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Making schools more green and environmentally conscious

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For schools to become more environmentally conscious, the first important thing that they have to do is create an environmental charter. A charter is a set of rules of what the school is going to do to arrive at their results of being less wasteful as a business, and as a school. Once that charter is written, everyone follows it. And it becomes easier. So in that charter is: How we're going to conserve water? What are the kids going to do in terms of recycling paper? How are we going to create a waste-free lunch? The charter allows the school to see what their able to do, and then succeed at it.

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Steven was born and grew up in Southern California. His parents were from Lebanon and had lived in a village and a society that was very in tune with nature and the natural cycles of their surroundings, and very self sufficient with growing food. At a young age he was attracted to his mother’s gardening passion and her magical ways of growing food. In 1970 he was graduating from high school, and the first Earth Day was April of that year. Earth Day made a positive change in the way he saw the planet, the air, water, population and our waste. He started wondering how we can live in our natural world with balance and less damage. Steven has a Bachelor of Science degree in
 Horticultural and Agricultural Sciences. After college, he volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent two years working in Colombia, South America.

In 1999, he and his wife helped found Seven Arrows Elementary School in Pacific Palisades, California, where both of their children attended K-6. Steven created the school’s edible garden and taught gardening and cooking to the students. He also started the Environmental/Green Committee that helped the school act daily in “green thinking” ways. He loves to be outdoors, hiking, biking, surfing, camping, skiing, playing tennis and anything else to challenge his mind and body.

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