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Save water, save energy, save polar bears

Saving polar bears directly by conserving water may be a stretch, but an incredible amount of our state’s energy, and the associated carbon footprint, is used on transporting water.  California’s Energy Commission estimates that water related activities use “19 percent of the state’s electricity, 30 percent of its natural gas, and 88 billion gallons of …

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Kindergarten Students Learn About Pollution Prevention

San Diego Coastkeeper and the City of San Diego recently launched the Project SWELL Kindergarten curriculum in San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). Through these lessons students learn about the different plants and animals living in San Diego’s aquatic environments and about storm drain pollution.  Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership) promotes awareness …

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Educating the Environmental Caretakers of the Future

Educating San Diego’s youth about the importance of clean water and healthy marine ecosystems is a priority for San Diego Coastkeeper. Thanks to our environmental science education program, Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership), more than 50,000 students are personally involved in protecting San Diego’s natural water resources annually. Project SWELL is hands-on, …

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Fighting for Science in San Diego Schools

This past year, San Diego Coastkeeper has been leading the fight for strong science programs in San Diego schools. Since 2000, science education and performance has improved dramatically in San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). The district is the second largest school district in California and it now ranks competitively with coastal districts and is …

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