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 for the 2018 – 2019 Battle of the Schools Competition, please contact
Kenny Derieg at

Congratulations to the 2017 - 2018 Battle of the Schools Winners!

Thirty five Los Angeles County schools participated, successfully diverting over 47,981 pounds of waste from local landfills!

The winners are:
  • Bell Gardens High School, Bell Gardens
  • Walnut Park Middle School STEM Academy, Walnut Park
  • STEM Academy of Hollywood, Hollywood
  • Nick G. Parras Middle School, Redondo Beach
  • Alverno High School, Sierra Madre
Of the winning contestants, Nick G. Parras Middle School had the highest diversion rate, a whopping rate of 10 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 for the 2018 – 2019 Streets to the Sea Competition, please contact
Brooke Applegate at

Congratulations to the 2017 - 2018 Streets to the Sea Winners!

Middle School Finalists
  • Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena
  • Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood
  • New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica
  • Walter Reed Middle School, North Hollywood
  • The Maple Village School, Long Beach

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

High Schools Finalists
  • Glendale High School, Glendale
  • Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
  • El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills
  • Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta
  • South East High School, South Gate

Grand Prize High School Winner:
Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta