School Competitions

Participate in one of Los Angeles County’s school competitions.


Show off your school's recycling skills and reduce waste leaving your campus. Start or monitor an existing waste reduction project and track how much waste your school is preventing from going into the landfill. The top school in each of the five Supervisorial Districts to divert the most amount of materials from the landfill, per student, for two consecutive weeks during the contest wins. Winners receive a trophy and are recognized.

For more information and to sign up contact
Mr. Kenny Derieg at and see the
2017- 2018 Battle of the Schools flyer.

Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 Battle of the Schools Winners!
Forty six Los Angeles County schools participated, successfully diverting over 89,000 pounds of waste from local landfills!

The winners are:
  • Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School, Los Angeles
  • Walnut Park Middle School STEM Academy, Walnut Park
  • Milken Community High School, Los Angeles
  • Nick G. Parras Middle School, Redondo Beach
  • Alverno High School, Sierra Madre
Of the winning contestants, Milken Community High School had the highest diversion rate, a whopping rate of 21 pounds per student!


Teach others how to take action and protect the watershed! Design an education campaign that addresses a real problem you see in your campus or community by teaching people a water wise solution or raising awareness. The top ten schools attend a final round of judging at Disney Synergy Lab, receive a trophy, and the two first place winners (1 middle school and 1 high school) win a field trip to the Floating Laboratory in Long Beach.

For more information and to sign up contact
Ms. Amanda Begley at and see the
2017- 2018 Streets to the Sea flyer.

Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 Streets to the Sea Winners!
Middle School Finalists
  • Wilmington STEAM Middle School, Wilmington
  • New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica
  • Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood
  • Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena
  • Walter Reed Middle School, North Hollywood

Grand Prize Middle School Winner:
New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica

High Schools Finalists
  • Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
  • Bassett High School, La Puente
  • El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills
  • Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades
  • South East High School, South Gate

Grand Prize High School Winner:
Bassett High School, La Puente