Episode 602: Sacramento High

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016

Eco Company travels to Sacramento, the Capitol of California! There we find high schools doing amazing things for the planet. First we meet up with a group that calls themselves the Creek Geeks, They're students from Mira Loma High School and they’re the force behind the Arcade Creek Project. They are doing it all...habitat restoration, vertebrate (bird) cataloging, creek mapping, biological assessment and more. It's all in a day's work for this crew.

Then we go down the road to Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove where there’s a very cool Green Energy Technology Academy. One student project is a real product…and it's helping to bring electricity and light to people around the world. It involves the use of serious power tools! Riley visited the class to find out more.

Then it’s on to Grant Union High School in Sacramento where many students attend the GEO Academy, a 3-year environmental science and design program. From sustainable horticulture, to environmental landscape design to running a green business they learn skills for green jobs of the future!

As a high school student, how often do you get the chance to design and do all the architectural drawings for a 2 bedroom 1 bath home?…AND get to see it built?! We found one high school where teens did exactly that. Their house was built right on campus and received the LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council! Riley knocks on the door to get a tour.