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 next Battle of the Schools Competition, please contact
Kenneth Derieg at

Congratulations to the 2019 - 2020 Battle of the Schools Winners!

The winners are:
  • El Sereno Middle School, El Sereno
  • Walnut Park Middle School, Walnut Park
  • CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger Community Middle School, Woodland Hills
  • Nick G. Parras Middle School, Redondo Beach
  • Alverno High School, Sierra Madre

"Thirty one (31) Los Angeles County schools participated in this year's Battle of the Schools, successfully diverting over 70,656 pounds of waste from local landfills!"


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 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.

We would like to acknowledge this year's Streets to the Sea participants:

  • New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica
  • Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Walnut Park MS-STEM Academy, Walnut Park

For more information and to sign up for the next Streets to the Sea Competition, please contact
Isabel Galvez Lara at