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Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies In Pursuit of Excellence

5931 W. 18th St., Los Angeles, CA 90035 Phone: (323) 549-5900 Fax: (323) 938-8737
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About the Green Team

The Green Team is a committee of parents, partnering with L.A.C.E.S. Student Leadership, student clubs, and teachers to increase environmental awareness among the students and the community, and to encourage everyone to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The current Co-Chairs of the Green Team are Jasmine Jia, Kelly Ponchetti, and Andrew Twietmeyer.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in leading The Green Team starting next year.

A YouTube video made by Elizabeth Dennehy

Green for Green Program - raising money for L.A.C.E.S. by collecting and redeeming recyclable materials generated by our school and the community. Download the pdf flyers at the bottom of this page to keep it as a reminder or help spread the word.

Since the Green Team inception in fall 2011, over 100,000 pounds of discards has been recycled through this program, and more than $32,000 has been raised or LACES from bottles, cans and electronic waste. Read our story at

Our goal is to raise $1000 from each Green for Green drive. All we need is that very student brings 12 CRV items each time. 12 x $.05 x 1667 = $1000


Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
Spring: TBD

We collect the following types of recyclable materials: 
  • CRV Aluminum cans 
  • CRV Plastic bottles
  • We DO NOT accept non-CRV items such as soup cans, shampoo bottles, etc.
  • We DO NOT accept any glass containers
Please bringing your items ALREADY SORTED and EMPTIED , this will save a lot of work for the volunteers. Also FLATTEN your plastic and aluminum cans if possible.

Helping out at the Green for Green Drives is a great way to get involved in the LACES community. To sign up to help, go to

E-Waste Drive - raising money for L.A.C.E.S. by collecting and redeeming electronic waste generated by our school and the community.

Since the 2011- 2012 school year, LACES Green Team hosted two E-Waste Fundraiser Drives. We collected 46,000 pounds of e-waste, and raised $3200.

Zero Waste Event - reducing waste to near zero at school events by purchasing food in bulk instead of in individually wrapped packets, using the least amount of disposable utensils and plates possible, encouraging attendees to bring a reusable cup and plate, maximizing recycling, preventing food waste, and composting uneaten discarded food waste.