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Current Events


  • Green Ambassadors Take the Lead to #FreeTheFood

    Environmental Charter Middle School – Gardena (ECMS-G) participated in the City of Los Angeles’ first ever #FreeTheFood Food Waste Grant Challenge!

  • ECMS-Gardena’s Campus Gets an Upgrade!

    Thanks to Prop K from the City of Los Angeles, ECMS-Gardena was able to upgrade our campus! Check it out!

  • ECMS-Gardena Students Present to Mayor Eric Garcetti

    ECMS-Gardena students presented to Mayor Eric Garcetti and others about how young people can contribute to a sustainable Los Angeles.

  • From LA To Boston: What Green Schools Are Doing Best

    Environmental Charter Schools visit Boston Green Academy to share about our best practices with five east coast schools.

  • Food Waste Warriors Build Compost Bins

    ECMS-Gardena teamed up with the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation to build new compost bins for our Gardena campus.

  • #MyClimateHero

    Students’ artwork showcased in Seattle, Washington at the Amplifier Art exhibit.

  • We are Looking for an Extraordinary Leader!

    We’re Hiring!

  • Environmental Charter Schools Statement on the #Enough National School Walkout

    Environmental Charter Schools Statement on the #Enough National School Walkout

  • Environmental Charter Middle School Receives Funding from The Riordan Foundation

    The Riordan Foundation Awards Grant Funding to ECMS to Support STEM & NGSS.

  • Environmental Charter Schools Statement on the Repeal of DACA

    Environmental Charter Schools remains committed to protecting the educational rights of our students.

  • In the Press

  • South Bay Magazine Features ECS Students​ as “Earth Inheritors”

    South Bay Magazine featured Environmental Charter Schools in it’s April Issue (second half of article features ECS and Founder Alison Diaz)​.

  • “From The Hallways of Green, Healthy, Sustainable Schools” ECHS’ seniors featured in Green Schools’ Catalyst Quarterly

    ECHS Seniors, Ogechi Hubert and Carolyn Lam share what it means to be an ECS student.

  • CBS LOS ANGELES: UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology

    ECMS Inglewood and Gardena send 80 female students to UCLA for the first-ever “Empower Her: STEMDAY”.

  • SLATE MAGAZINE: “Tell Your Second-Grade Teacher I’m Sorry”

    Learn about why K-12 students in America are falling behind in science.

  • VOICE OF AMERICA: Effort Under Way to Expand US Parks, Playgrounds

    Voice of America features ECMS’s KaBOOM! Playground Build Day in a news story.

  • DAILY BREEZE: Environmental Charter School expands footprint into Gardena area

    ECS celebrates the opening of its LEED Silver certified middle school campus in Gardena.

  • [Audio] KNX 1070 – CBS Radio Los Angeles Interviews ECS Founder

    ECS Founder Alison Suffet Diaz talks about ECS’ new middle school campus in Gardena on KNX 1070 — CBS Radio Los Angeles.

  • Building the Green Dream Campus: Environmental Charter Schools Creates a New Middle School in South L.A.

    ECMS-G is featured in EdTech Connect — EdTech’s quarterly newsletter.

  • Students Get Global Perspective on Women’s Issues

    The State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program brings foreign guests to charter school’s class for young women.

  • 19-country Delegation to Observe Girls-Only Class at EmpowHer

    Environmental Charter Middle School will host a delegation of activists, educators and nonprofit managers from 19 countries as part of a program to empower women through education.

  • Events

  • [PAST EVENT] Diffendoofer Day Literacy Fair at ECMS-Gardena

    Literacy Fair shares and provides resources for different types of literacy!

  • [PAST EVENT] An Evening with Educators Deborah Meier & Emily Gasoi

    Meier and Gasoi come by ECS to discuss their book, These Schools Belong to You and Me

  • [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day V at ECMS-G

    Green Up Day V at ECMS-Gardena was a success!

  • An Evening with Educators Deborah Meier & Emily Gasoi

    Join us as we welcome MacArthur award-winning educator and author Deborah Meier and educator Emily Gasoi to our campus on Feb. 22!

  • [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – September 30th, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 4th Green Up Day of the year!

  • [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – May 20, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at our last Green Up Day of the year!

  • 4th Annual Multicultural Festival

    Join us for our 4th Annual Multicultural Festival on Sat, May 13th and celebrate the diversity in our community and learn about the different cultures reflected at ECMS-Gardena.

    ECMS-Gardena Multicultural Day
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    11AM – 2PM @ ECMS-Gardena
    812 West 165th Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90247

  • Neighborhood Safety Meeting “Comunidad Cercana” May 17th

    Come discuss neighborhood safety on Weds May 17th at 5:30pm.

  • [PAST EVENT] Family Literacy Night

    ECMS-G hosted its 4th annual Family Literacy Night on April 6. The goal of the event was to help families further their love of literacy at home through a variety of workshops and guest speakers.

  • [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – March 18, 2017

    ECMS-Gardena hosted a fantastic Green Up Day on March 18. Over 100 people teamed up to clean up the Gardena community.

  • Newsletters

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  • What is Environmental Education?

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  • What is Interdisciplinary Learning?

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  • Looking Forward

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  • Support Innovative Problem Solving

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  • Harvest Festival and Ribbon Cutting

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  • Back to School – We Do It Better

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  • Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

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  • Jane Goodall Paid Us A Visit (And ECS in the News)!

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  • ECS Students Spring into Action

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