The Aliso Niguel High School energy club and IEA helped out today at the Aliso Viejo City Founder’s Day event. This event is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the city of Aliso Viejo, and the Aliso Viejo city planning group was at this festive event to promote its Green Initiative. The city’s Green Plan strongly considers energy impact in all aspects of its responsible areas: land use, air quality, energy conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, adaptation to climate change, vehicle management, transportation and recycling.
Andrew Hunter, Aliso Niguel High School Energy Club president and IEA executive board member, and Josh Himley, Aliso Niguel High School Energy Club vice president and IEA member worked as attendants in the city’s booth, answering questions and providing literature to interested individuals.
Andrew Hunter has been tasked by the city to get students from the schools in Aliso Viejo involved in the Green Initiative, to learn about it, and to help do their part at school and at home. One result is that Aliso Viejo schools researched the Green Initiative and then produced Green posters for this event. Throughout this year, Andrew and the city will visit schools to work with teachers and administrators in helping each school get involved in a way that fits each school’s goals.
It is estimated that two thousand people attended the event this year. The city’s environmental care unit was present, as was Aliso Viejo Recycling, San Diego Gas & Electric, and several other environmental groups.
The energy club at Aliso Niguel High School and the IEA have been working collaboratively with the Aliso Viejo city planning group on their Green Initiative this past year.