Go Green

The Go Green Team is looking for more parent volunteers.  

Part of the Academy of Alameda's Go Green program is a focus on the Recycling & Composting Program. Through this program, every student at the school fulfills a stewardship requirement in 6th grade science by serving as a "recycling monitor" at lunch for one or two weeks.

Students are paired at "stations" across the campus; their job is to help other students sort their trash into the gray bins (landfill/trash), blue bins (recycling), and green bins (compost).

The goal of this program is to:

a) teach students to recycle effectively;

b) reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill; and

c) inspire students to feel a sense of stewardship for their campus and school.

We have 9 student recycling monitors on duty at each lunch. We need at least one parent/guardian volunteering at every lunch shift. Lunchtime is 30-34 mins long depending on the day. Typically parent volunteers do one shift a month, but they can do more or less than that as fits their schedule (i.e., you don't have to commit to a certain number of days). The volunteers' duties are primarily to:

  • Check in with the recycling monitors inside and outside;

  • Make sure they have the tools and information they need to do their jobs;

  • Make sure they understand how to sort lunch waste correctly;

  • Make sure they are doing their jobs; and

  • Encourage them to be respectful to their peers and other adults.

This is a fun volunteer position because you get to see the whole lunch scene at AoA, plus you get to hang out with middle schoolers and get to know staff! For more information, please contact Michelle Morgan or Alicia Carter by emailing: 

You can sign up for shifts on the super-easy site Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/kzXaG1  Training will be provided on your first day.

Please join us by volunteering today!