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Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Announces Education Day

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Announces Education Day

June 22, 2023
By OCSD Communications

K-12 classes are invited to attend the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) on October 6, 2023 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), for Education Day. The event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. 


This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about the environmental challenges we face and the importance of sustainable living. 


Students will tour innovative homes designed and built by college teams. In addition, teachers from Orange County schools are invited to apply for modest grants for sustainability-related classroom projects (see https://ocsd23.com/showcase/). 


“We are excited to offer this unique educational opportunity to local students,” said Fred Smoller, president of the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon. “Our hope is that this event will encourage students to learn about sustainable practices and inspire them to become environmentally conscious citizens.”


In addition, Anaheim Public Utilities recently announced that it will cover the cost of transportation for students in Anaheim public schools to attend the event.


“More than ever, we need fresh thinking and new ideas to meet the challenges of our time,” Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken said in a video statement supporting the OCSD. “Across our region, nation, and the world, there is a compelling need for housing that is sustainable and within the reach of those who need it.” 


“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to students in the region,” said Kristina Lamb, Orange County Sustainability Decathlon event director. “Educating the next generation on sustainability, the importance of environmental protection, and how they have a direct impact is crucial in creating a better future for our planet.”


The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon is committed to promoting sustainability and advancing environmental practices through innovative, cutting-edge solutions. 


To register your school for OCSD Education Day, please RSVP here.

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