Global Student Embassy (GSE) was founded by brothers Lucas and Jasper Oshun in 2008 in Sebastopol to inspire young people to become environmental stewards, social innovators, and community leaders. In collaboration with international peers, students generate and implement powerful community-based solutions to shared ecological concerns.
GSE offers a comprehensive program of cultural exchange and project-based learning rooted in solving urgent ecological problems while building sustainable local and international communities. Across Northern California (Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa & Santa Cruz), Ecuador and Nicaragua, GSE works with over 2,500 high school, university and middle school students as well as the educators and communities supporting their schools.
Organic school gardens and nature preserves serve as outdoor classrooms to develop students’ environmental literacy and project management skills. Through inquiry-based workshops, students gain an understanding of complex issues related to environmental justice, preservation/restoration, and sustainable agriculture as they relate to the local and global communities.
GSE’s annual reciprocal exchanges between the US and Latin America bring together young leaders to build relationships and represent their year round leadership programs. Our programs powerfully connect youth from different cultures to share values, strategies, and skills as they partner on local projects. Through collaboration students inspire one another by seeing that there are many other motivated young changemakers across the globe.
GSE programs catalyze individuals to become social entrepreneurs, grow the network of champions for environmental and social justice, and take action to restore our eco-systems.
CRC Computer Recycling Center (CRC.org) established 1991 as first in the nation, right here in the SF Bay Area, REuse for all electronics with a battery or a plug.
We provide business pickups of electronics, HDD overwrite data destruction, SB 20/50 end-of-life services for glass screen monitors and TV's, and donations of computers and laptops to foster youth and families, disabled home-bound elders, disabled Veterans and Service personnel families, teachers, and more!
US EPA states: REuse a computer and monitor and eliminate over $670.00 of wasted energy, 147 lbs. water pollution, 333 lbs. CO2, 77 lbs. solid waste, 30 lbs. hazmat, and more! Find out much more at http://CRC.org. The Computers & Education nonprofit is an all-volunteer organization, administered in Santa Rosa, California.
Founded in 1998, the Solar Living Institute (SLI) is a 501c3 non-profit institution with a national reputation for solar training and sustainable living education. The mission of the SLI is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental education.Our programs include onsite solar photovoltaic (NABCEP approved) and sustainable living classes, online solar PV courses (NABCEP approved), Kid's Education Program, Intern Program, and educational tours. The Institute manages the Solar Living Center, a 12-acre renewable energy and sustainable living demonstration site in Hopland , CA, that is visited by 150,000 people annually.