Youth Education

Environmental Defenders

Los Angeles County is now offering a virtual version of the popular Environmental Defenders assembly program, a 30-minute, high energy assembly that is free to all elementary schools in L.A. County. The virtual assembly is customized to each school and pre-recorded for flexibility of viewing. This dynamic, music driven show is proven to inspire students to take action and do more to protect the environment. Topics covered include Solid Waste, the Four R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink), Stormwater Pollution Prevention, Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste, and Water Conservation. An interactive website,, extends learning beyond the classroom.

To schedule, submit an Assembly Scheduling Form or call (310) 551-5375.

Generation Earth

The Generation Earth program provides development training and personalized support to secondary school teachers and students. It encourages those who want to make a difference in their local environment by creating campus eco-projects.


Read our Top Ten Ways to Reduce Waste when buying school supplies for your children.

The California Education and the Environment Initiative provides standard-based K-12 teaching curriculum, free teacher training workshops, information, and assistance for schools and districts that want to do more to protect the environment.

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