Episode 511: Precious Resources

Original Airdate: 
Monday, May 12, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Eco Company visits San Ramon Valley High School where there's a very active environmental club, E2, that runs the school's recycling program and built an organic garden. But one member had an idea to save water in the community. Dana Wilke got the town council's approval and support to create a new campaign, "Just Say Water." Eco Company gets the scoop.

Ever wonder if your home is wasting water…or electricity? If you have, Eco Company found some energy experts who can help you out. These experts are teens! They're part of the California Youth Energy Services and they have all been trained to perform home energy audit. The help homeowners save energy and water...and money too! Jordan tagged along as they went through one neighborhood home.

Then we go to an elementary school that's had a recycling and composting program for a long time. The fourth graders carry on an annual tradition of conducting a campus-wide trash audit. But on this day high school students...alums of this elementary school...have come back to see what the future environmentalists are doing!

Finally Jordan takes the training she got from Al Gore and The Climate Project and heads into school...to speak that is. She talks about climate change at a middle school Earth Day assembly and makes quite an impression!