Independent Sustainability Projects

Part of our Environment & Our Community course curriculum is participation in a sustainability/community project. Usually students gather at a local park and work together on a project throughout the quarter. Because our students are unable to gather due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to be a little more creative this quarter.

Students worked independently on their own sustainability project, many right in their own backyards, and came together via Teams meetings to share their projects and talk about what they are doing for their communities.

Throughout the course students learn about the purpose of non-profits and plus social and personal responsibility. Sustainability projects help students connect action to information learned in the course. It’s also a chance to feel a sense of personal responsibility and take action on behalf of their communities.

Check out what some of the students were up to this quarter:

Tashi worked with her mom on trimming branches off a bush that was becoming a fire hazard, planted plants at her home, and sewed face masks.

Roman removed decaying flowers from fresh ones, sanitized his backyard patio, and swept his driveway area and stone entrance path.

Edward cleaned up garbage along the 520 pedestrian trail.

Lavanya planted a new garden and chose lavender as one of her flower additions.

lavender bush in bloom

Riley worked on various projects in his backyard.

Austin started a small compost bin in his backyard.

Jacob worked on restoring a tree bed in his backyard and clearing away weeds from a back corner.

Environment and Our Community is one of the many courses OLS Students take to obtain their associate degree from OLS. More information about our curriculum is available on our website. To learn more about our program register for an upcoming Information Session.


Last Updated July 16, 2020