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Recycling Club 2010 Power Point Presentation
Recycling Club 2010
How it started?
Stephanie Garcia has always been conscious of the
environment. Her father works for the California
Conservation Core, and he always impressed upon
her the importance of taking care of the world
around her. Stephanie, 17, remembers going to
beach cleanups at an early age, and her family
has always prided itself on recycling at home,
which is why the Camarillo High senior has
introduced a paper recycling program to the high
school campus. Stephanie said she noticed how
the campus recycled cans and bottles but not
paper. Students go through plenty of paper,
especially with Advanced Placement classes, she
said. The teens goal is to not only recycle
paper on campus but also make students more
cognizant of their impact on the environment.
Stephanie, who describes herself as shy, never
saw herself leading this type of project. Ive
never been the type of person that was like, Oh,
I should go do this, but I thought it was
important enough for me, and I decided to do
something about it, Stephanie said. She has
been working on the program for a year and a
half, since she was a junior. Stephanie said the
program has started small, with four 32-gallon
bins placed at four wings on campus, the C, D, K
and administration buildings. Cardboard boxes for
collecting paper have been placed in classrooms.
Stephanie wants to see the program expand to
cover the entire campus by the end of the school
year. We decided to be organized and smart
about it and start with four buildings and work
out the kinks and see how we can make sure the
recycling program stays in place for the rest of
school (and) even next year and the next year and
the next year, she said. At first, she
underestimated the amount of work involved.
Stephanie thought the program would simply start
once she placed collection bins around campus.
She learned, however, that it took a lot more
hard work. I thought it was going to be easy,
but it wasnt because there was a whole bunch of
steps you have to go through, Stephanie said.
Those steps included contacting Roger Pichardo,
the citys recycling coordinator, who asked her
to write him a letter detailing her plans.
Stephanie also met with Camarillo High Principal
Glenn Lipman, who asked her a variety of
questions and told her she needed to involve an
adult on campus. Susan Thee, a teacher in the
science department, became involved. A group
dubbed Environmental Club has been formed and so
far, Stephanie said, around 12 students have
joined. Thee serves as an adviser. By having a
club, students can collect the recycling proceeds
and put them toward environmental activities,
Stephanie said. She said students can receive
community service hours for participating in the
club. Pichardo has provided advice on how to
organize the club and activities they can do.
Counselor Christine Bruggman has helped get
teachers involved. Shes been real pivotal in
getting this off the ground, Thee said. Lori
McVicker, who has a daughter at the school, has
been involved with recycling programs at La
Mariposa Elementary and Las Colinas Middle
schools. McVicker helped Stephanie connect with
RSI Services, a privately owned business in
Camarillo that provides free collection
containers, secure onsite shredding, and pickup
and delivery of the paper to a recycling facility
in Ventura County. RSI will give the school 20
for each ton of paper recycled, with the money
going to the Environmental Club. McVicker said
having a student involved is important in getting
a recycling program started on campus. You can
never start these from the outside, McVicker
said. You need someone on the inside whos
interested. Teachers have taken to the program
and are contacting Bruggman to find out how they
can get involved. Its kind of cool because
teachers are actually into it, Stephanie said.
They want to do something about it. The
success of the recycling drive has been a
confidence booster for Stephanie, who wants to
major in political science in college and has
aspirations of becoming involved with the United
Nations. She is really incredible, Thee said.
She is a real gogetter.
Recycling Club February 2010
GO GREENThe Environmental Club at Camarillo High
School began a paper recycling program earlier
this year on the Camarillo campus. Students and
school staff members have worked together to make
the recycling program not only beneficial to the
planet but also as a small money maker for the
newly started club. Members include, front row
from left, Ana Garcia, Mary Ramos, Stephanie
Garcia, Evelynn Garcia and Vivian Garcia. Those
in the back row are Roger Pichardo, Lori
McVicker, Elizabeth McVicker, Christine Bruggman,
Dalena Motts, Glenn Lipman and Susan Thee.
WHY ? Small measures add up to large savings !
Mrs. Thee November 4, 2009   Thank you
very much for taking time out of your busy
schedule to meet with Laura, Stephanie, and me. I
think we accomplished a lot at the meeting.
 Stephanie has demonstrated great leadership and
I know she will get this going as long as she
receives support from staff and students.  As for
conserving energy, please see below     The
Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
(VCREA) offers public agencies small, easy to
install energy efficiency measures (i.e., vending
misers and LED exit signs) as an "sweat equity"
program.  Small measures can add up to large
savings. Additional measures may be available
as new products and opportunities come to the
marketplace.  Please feel free to pass this
information on to the appropriate person(s) at
the District Executive level or to whom it may
concern.   Formed in July 2003, the Ventura
County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) is a
Joint Powers Authority (JPA) composed of public
agencies working in collaboration to approach the
availability, reliability, conservation and
innovative use of energy resources in the Ventura
County region. The current governing
board consists of the County of Ventura and the
cities of San Buenaventura, Oxnard, Santa
Paula, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and
Fillmore, Ventura County Community College
District, Ventura Regional Sanitation
District, Casitas Municipal Water
District and Ventura Unified School District.
Membership may be expanded at any time to include
new public agency members with shared interests
and powers in common. However, board membership
is not required for public agencies to receive
services. While the services are directed to
public agencies and non-profits, many of
the programs and services of VCREA are
available to business and residential utility
customers. The following link will provide more
details on how VCREA assist the PVSD. 
87       Roger M. Pichardo Management
Analyst Office of the City Manager City of
Camarillo 805.388.5392 Voice 805.383.5631 Fax
ACHS receives 20.00 per ton
Why? Paper Shredding Events help the public
prevent identity theft The threat of identity
theft makes discarding personal and confidential
information with your trash a dangerous practice.
It is essential that documents containing Social
Security numbers and other identifying
information, including credit card statements,
applications and receipts, medical records, bank
statements, and tax and other legal documents, be
safely disposed of to protect yourself and your
How Much ?
Susan, we can provide  64 or 32 gallon
containers 64 gallon holds 200 pounds and is
25.00 per pick and the 32 gallon holds 90 pounds
and is 20.00 per pick up.    All material is
shredded on site. December 12, 2009   Let me
know if you want to set up service and Happy
Holidays.   Thank You, Susan Belluschi - RSI
Services, Inc. 79 Daily Dr, Ste. 266 Camarillo,
CA 93010 Phone 800.420.3517x22 Cell
805.236.5138 Fax 805.981.0174 susan_at_rsiservicesin
Small beginnings our goal Begin small with the
following teachers
Campos, Pascual Wilkerson, Damian Carroll,
Joseph Arenas, Christine Streicher, Amy
Tritschler, Anna Thee, Susan SmithMichel,
Laurel Lange, Ida Mills, Bonnie Beckman,
Holly Pristera, Lori Prentice, Debbie Pickrel,
Brian Valenteen, Patricia Arena, Terry
Santana, Abigail
January 21, 2010 Containers arrived today. 
Should be delivered tomorrow P3 if this presents
a problem, let me know.  Yours are the first
three buildings involved in this project (plus
admin bldg.)  Well inform you of pick-ups, no
garbage (contamination), etc. by next week.  This
should present no hardship on your part if ever
you want out, let me know.  Containers are desk
side medium smaller ones are available.  THANK
you for your participation and support.
In the News ACORN Camarillo teen among those
recognized by county board for eco-friendly work
By Sophia Fischer
Several local individuals, groups and businesses
recently received recognition for their efforts
to improve the environment. The Climate Change
Action Awardspresented by the Ventura County
Board of Supervisorsare a showcase for voluntary
efforts that reduce the risks of global warming.
We recognize that dedicated people and groups
are working all across Ventura County to turn the
tide against global warming, and we want to
recognize some of these outstanding efforts,
wrote Supervisor Steve Bennett in an April 20
letter about the awards. This years nominees
and winners were recognized during a ceremony at
the Ventura County Government Center in honor of
Earth Day. Winners included Ceres Inc., the city
of Thousand Oaks, Camarillo High School student
Stephanie Garcia and Westlake High Schools
Students for Solar Schools. Ceres, a T.O.-based
biotechnology firm, develops and markets
low-carbon, nonfood grasses and other plants for
advanced biofuels and biopower. Some plants
contain ingredients like sugar that can be
converted into biofuel. In November, Ceres was
chosen from 3,700 renewable energy proposals for
a 5-million U.S. Department of Energy research
grant. Ceres hopes to expand its output by as
much as 40 percent to reduce the use of oil by
1.3 billion barrels, coal by 58 million tons and
nitrogen fertilizer by 1.2 million tons over a
10year period. Since 2000 the city of T.O. has
reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than
36 percent. The city uses hybrid, natural
gas-fueled car pool vans for employees, has
worked with the county on energy-efficiency
projects and is nationally known for energy
conservation policies at its wastewater treatment
plant. Westlake High Schools Students for Solar
Schools formed in 2008 to bring solar power to
the school. The group has also helped to form
four new chapters at other county high schools
and has connected with other like-minded groups
nationally and internationally. The Westlake club
was recently selected as a finalist for the
Student Conservation Assoc-iations Green Your
School award sponsored by the NBC Universal
Foundation. After noticing piles of discarded
paper in classrooms, Camarillo High School senior
Stephanie Garcia launched a recycling club at CHS
with the help of students, parents,
administrators and the city of Camarillo. As a
result, more than 4,000 pounds of discarded paper
have been collected. Nominees for the awards
included Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks
resident Jeri Edwards and Oak Park Unified School
District (OPUSD). TOHS was recognized for a
recent Sustainability Summit that brought in
speakers to discuss simple things that can be
done to reduce the carbon footprint, like reusing
bags when shopping and borrowing books instead of
buying them. Thousand Oaks resident Jeri
Edwards was recognized for her community cleanup
efforts in Oak Park. After picking up trash on
her own, Edwards helped create the Oak Park
Cleanup Day, during which volunteers collect
garbage on streets, trails and schools in Oak
Park. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council,
OPUSD and residents support the annual event,
which is in its fourth year. Oak Park schools
were honored for incorporating environmental
education into the curriculum and using
eco-friendly policies, including purchasing paper
with high recycling content, using eco-safe
cleaning supplies, using and recycling lunch
trays made of corn and offering additive-free
foods in cafeterias. OPUSD also uses only organic
fertilizers in landscaping to maintain a healthy
environment and to avoid polluted runoff into
creeks. Other winners and finalists were the
Ojai Valley Green Coalition, Ventura County
Community College District, Granite Construction
in Santa Paula, Earth Safe Finishes in the Santa
Rosa Valley, Nature By Design in Ventura, Naval
Base Ventura County, Ventura County General
Services Agency, the city of Ventura, Ventura
Unified School District and United Ways Young
Leaders Society.
Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 Fundraiser at
CamarilloCommunity Center April 17th. Shredding
Event, Saturday June 5th. Paper collected So
far. February 1884 pounds March 780 pounds
March 10 2010
Earth Day Camarillo Celebrate Camarillo's First
Earth Day! Earth Day Camarillo! Thank you ACHS
Recycling Club for joining us and making
Camarillos 1st Earth Day a Success!
Camarillo Community Gardens are proud to
announce the 1st Annual Camarillo Earth
Day celebration at the Camarillo Community
Center, 1605 Burnley St., on Saturday, April17,
2010 from 1200 noon to 400 pm. We will also be
showcasing the Community Center as the location
of our second community garden!   Our theme this
year is "Growing Healthy Families" - promoting
healthy eating, educating the public on creating
a sustainable community and environmental
awareness. The event will feature live music,
children's activities and booths from local
community organizations. The emphasis will be on
growing your own food,  buying from local
farmers, water conservation and making good food
choices.   This event is made possible by the
Camarillo Community Garden members, in
conjunction with the Pleasant Valley Recreation
and Park District. Sponsored by the McGrath
Family Farms and So Cal Adolfo Self Storage.
  Visit us on the web! Volunteers, vendors, and
interested sponsors can download applications at For information, email
T-shirts made by RSI for the Earth Day Event
April 17, 2010
The Camarillo City Council recognizes Stephanie
Garcia for spearheading a school-wide paper
recycling program at Adolfo Camarillo High
School.  Ms. Garcia has also helped form the
Adolfo Camarillo High School Recycling Club which
is comprised of school administrators, city
officials, students, parents and RSI Shredding
Inc.  Since the program was implemented in
February 2010, the Recycling Club has collected
more than 4,460 pounds of paper, which is
equivalent to saving 25 trees and 6.69 cubic
yards of landfill space.  The Recycling Club is
committed to help reduce carbon footprint by
supporting the production of recycled paper,
which also requires less energy, less water,
reduces air pollution, and saves thousands of
trees from destruction.
Paper Shredding Event ACHS
On Saturday, January 5, 2010, the City of
Camarillo will host a secure paper shredding
event at Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660
Mission Oaks Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanks
to a partnership with RSI Shredding and Adolfo
Camarillo High School, this event is available to
the residents and businesses, free of
charge.   The threat of identity theft makes
discarding personal and confidential information
with your trash a dangerous practice. It is
essential that documents containing Social
Security numbers and other identifying
information, including credit card statements,
applications and receipts, medical records, bank
statements, and tax and other legal documents, be
safely disposed of to protect yourself and your
family.   A maximum of six boxes (15"x12"x9") of
paper per customer will be shredded free of
charge additional boxes will be charged a fee of
4 each. Trash items will not be accepted.
Personal documents will be shredded on the spot
in a specially marked RSI shredding truck before
delivery to a recycling center in Ventura County.
Customer boxes will be returned to participants
for reuse opportunities after their paper is
collected and shredded.  A portion of the
proceeds received from the recycled paper will be
donated to the Adolfo Camarillo High School
Recycling Club.  
Ventura County Star April 1, 2010
On any given day, trash cans at each Camarillo
High School classroom can be seen filled with
paper waste. While many disregarded the trash,
senior Stephanie Garcia saw the pile as an
opportunity to help her school and the
environment. Read more http//
ling-effort/ixzz0wG7agSJw -
Robert Baca of RSI Shredding Services prepares to
load paper recycling collection containers at
Camarillo High School for on-site shredding March
24, 2010. Senior Stephanie Garcia spearheaded the
school-wide paper-recycling program.
Mary Ramos puts papers into a recycling container
at Camarillo High School, March 24, 2010.
Students are working with the city of Camarillo
to launch the schoolwide paper-recycling
program. Read more http//
ffort/ixzz0wG8W23BS -
Garcia, with the help of students,
administrators, parents and the city of
Camarillo, has started a schoolwide recycling
program. The group and the schools newly formed
Recycling Club, have collected more than 4,000
pounds of paper. In the long run, its better
all around, Garcia, 18, said. Now teachers are
getting more involved and telling their students
to recycle their trash. Its unified the school
in a way. Garcia, who grew up recycling with her
family, was concerned about the accumulation of
wastepaper on campus. She tried to put together a
program last year but faced hurdles and did not
have enough volunteers to help her. Garcia
approached Principal Glenn Lipman, who advised
her to get enough assistance to organize and
maintain a recycling program at school. Getting
someone to help you and trying to get it
organized was hard at first, she said. People
think, Kids are flaky and they probably will
give up on it. But there were people who really
wanted to help. In her senior year, Garcia
stepped up her efforts and approached science
teacher Susan Thee and counselor Christine
Bruggman, who helped spread the word on
campus. Parent Lori McVicker heard of Garcias
efforts and got the group in touch with Camarillo
city officials and RSI Shredding Services Inc.,
which picks up and shreds documents for
businesses. With support from Lipman, the
Camarillo High School Recycling Club was formed.
The program started small, with Garcia and other
student volunteers collecting wastepaper from
four classrooms. Now were collecting from seven
buildings, Garcia said.
Senior Stephanie Garcia returns a paper recycling
container after the contents were shredded by RSI
Shredding Services at Camarillo High School,
March 24, 2010. She started the school wide
paper-recycling program. PHOTO BY CHUCK
Classrooms are stocked with a container
specifically for paper trash. Volunteer students
pick up the trash weekly and put it in jumbo blue
bins, which are rolled out to the front of the
school every Tuesday for pickup. RSI picks up
the trash and shreds it at no charge. RSI has
been really helpful because they know that we are
just starting out, Garcia said. They got us the
free bins and they are picking up the paper for
free. Camarillo Highs Recycling Club has
collected 4,460 pounds of wastepaper to date,
said RSI CEO Susan Belluschi. That is equivalent
to saving 25 trees and 6.69 cubic yards of
landfill space, she said. The school receives
20 a ton, which goes toward the Recycling Club,
McVicker said. The Recycling Club is hosting a
shredding event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at
the campus, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. The public is
invited to shred papers at the lower main parking
lot with the help of RSI Services. Proceeds from
the public shredding event will be given to the
club as well, Belluschi said. There are so many
budget problems nowadays, but here we have a
situation where you can raise funds without
parents having to contribute, McVicker said.
Students are also learning that they need to
start recycling. We dont even have the whole
campus involved yet. Imagine what we can do with
thousands of students.
KCET What's Right Teens Recycles
An overall annual savings of 8,958.40 for ACHS
Recycling Paper! 
Trash per ton Avg. Tons per month Paper Recycle
Payment per ton Avg. Tons per month 89.18 30
20.00 3.3 30 1.91 30 2.22 30 2.53 30 2.84 30
3.15 30 3.46 30 3.77 30 4.08 30 4.39 30 4.7 Total
Tons Trash 300 Reduce trash pickup to 4 days per
week would save 535.80 monthly Total Tons
Recycled 33.05 5,350 Savings Revenue Trash
Service Savings 2,947.40 661.00 5,350
Annual savings if reduce trash pickup to 4 days
per week and continue recycling paper and
receiving 20 per each ton of paper recycled.