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March 2016

STEAM Night at MTM & EarthLab

By | Community Support

EarthLab Education Programming and MTM middle school hosted their 2nd annual STEAM night last Thursday evening. The event was a huge success. Over 200 students and family members from MTM and other local schools visited the MTM campus to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  MTM teachers created an amazing selection of interactive activities, including marshmallow launchers, tanagrams, and building towers. We were fortunate to have several community partners who helped support our event as well. Thanks to the Birch Aquarium, PEAK, EIS, SDSU, UCSD, and local artist, Todd Stands. The students truly benefited from this educational and fun event!STEAM Art Mural

Groundwork Staff attends SDGE Environmental Champions Luncheon

By | Staff Blog
 Joel Kramer & Patrice Baker, Groundwork Staff & Pedro Villegas, Director of Regional Public Affairs

Joel Kramer & Patrice Baker, Groundwork Staff & Pedro Villegas, Director of Regional Public Affairs

On March 11, 2016, we attended the SDG&E Environmental Champions Kickoff Luncheon and were excited to hear about the launch of new cutting-edge, energy-saving solutions and clean transportation programs. It was great to re-connect with some and meet other environmental partners, as well as, to hear from like-minded leaders about the many innovative programs made possible by the contributions of SDGE. Kudos to Morgan Justice Black, Community Relations Manager on a great lunch and an information packed program. Mike Schnieder, SDGE VP of Operations, shared details of the clean transportation initiative opportunity that will increase the use of energy saving electric vehicles. He stated that 200 employees currently own electric cars and he hopes that number will increase 500 by the end of this year.


Energy Savings from SDGE

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Groundwork ED Reynolds Honored As Woman of the Year

By | Staff Blog

On March 18, Senator Ben Hueso  honored Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek Executive Director Leslie Reynolds and five other leaders  in celebration of the 2016 Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to exceptional women from his district. “Senator Hueso is a true Chollas Creek Watershed champion, and we thank him for all he has done for our creek and our communities.

The awardees were recognized in the categories of education, civic engagement, health, arts and culture, business and the environment.   The honorees were: (1) Dr. Karen Janney, Superintendent, Sweetwater School District; (2) Marla Cooper, Lead Organizer, Juneteenth Celebration; (3) Myleen Abuan, Program Coordinator, Operation Samahan; (4) Claudia Sandoval, Celebrity Chef and Philanthropist; (5) Alejandra Mier y Teran, Executive Director, Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce; and (6) Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director, Groundwork San Diego.  “I am honored to be presenting these outstanding women with the 2016 Women of the Year Award,” stated Senator Hueso. “They have proven that dedication and hard work can lead to exceptional results.  They have raised the bar in many ways and I am thrilled to celebrate their passion.  I commend and respect them for all that they do for our community.”     The Annual Women of the Year event is considered a prestigious recognition for women throughout the State of California.  The event brings together dynamic women who are inspirational and remarkable leaders.