Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club

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Mission Statement: To energize and mobilize the next generation of leaders in the area of environmental stewardship by educating students in grades 3 through 12 on the vital importance of minimizing society's impact on the environment, by enabling them to make environmentally friendly changes in their own lives and by encouraging them to be advocates for environmental stewardship.



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Membership: Open to youth in grades 3 through 12 who have an interest in environmental stewardship and pledge to do the following:

  • Conserve resources such as electricity, water and fuel;
  • Reduce waste by being a smarter consumer;
  • Reuse resources;
  • Recycle products to eliminate the waste going to landfills;
  • Encourage their parents and family to follow these environmentally friendly practices;
  • Educate their friends and peers on the importance of being environmentally friendly.

Members will receive regular updates discussing ways to become more environmentally conscious, tips on how to conserve resources, updates on current environmental news and details about volunteer opportunities to help save Planet Earth.

Tools for Teachers:
A library of lessons, activities and other resources for the teaching of environmental and ecological studies in grades 3 through 12 – created by respected experts from throughout the world – compiled and offered by the Cortese Kids Climate Club. Click here to view the packet.

Click on the video below to view a recent Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club presentation:


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Sites Supervisor Cortese Has Visited:

  • Ben Painter Elementary School
  • Cherrywood Elementary School
  • East Valley YMCA
  • Pueblo de Dios
  • Laneview Elementary School
  • Vovinam
  • Chaboya Middle School
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • St. John Vianney
  • Zanker Elementary School
  • Randall Elementary School
  • AACL
  • Merryhill Elementary School
  • Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale
  • Curtner Elementary School
  • Boy Scouts Pack 179
  • Ocala Middle School
  • Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement Afterschool Program

For more information, to join the Climate Kids Club, or to schedule a time for Supervisor Cortese to talk with your class or youth group, please call Tiffany at (408) 299-5030 or email her at [email protected]

To read a recent article published by the Berryessa Sun and Milpitas Post, click here.


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