Sustainable Energy

Climate Sustainability Advisory (CSA)

STUDENTS HELPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAKE BETTER DECISIONS!

Hosted, sponsored, and mentored by PVNet - this program is open to all high school students!
CSA students research the sustainability policies and plans of the 4 cities on the hill  (Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates). They work to encourage environmental sustainability by developing plans and presenting them to local city councils. Their research and proposals have been presented to the RPV, PVE, and RHE City Councils and have all been very well received. Previous t
opics included native plants, water conservation, electricity conservation, and road maintenance.

Currently working on...

Currently the Climate Sustainability Advisory is working on finding background information for research projects and meeting with professionals to gain an understanding of environmental issues on the hill. Current research projects in process include:

Portuguese Bend

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (chemicals) in school water

3D printed housing

Pesticides and Rat Poison

Fast Fashion

Food Waste

Chemical Dumping

Next steps are finalizing research plans, writing speeches, and presenting to City Councils.

Quotes

Jim Knight, Mentor and Former Mayor of RPV

CSA has set up a wonderful resource for the local youth to have a chance of hands on experience in many creative STEM programs. CSA helps students launch their enthusiasm into the real world & the future.

 

It was wonderful to see the passion of these intelligent young people wanting to get involved in making the world a better place to live and I was delighted to share what I have learned over the years on Council to help them direct their efforts.

David L Bradley, Mayor of RPV

It’s very impressive that our students are coming forward with environmentally sustainable ideas and really leaning forward to speak before the council. 

Requirements To Participate

  • Must currently be in High School.

  • Must commit to participating in the program for a full school year or until they complete their research project.

  • Interested students may register through our course catalog here and fill out the Google Form below.

  • Please also fill out the Parent Permission form below and email it to csa@pvnet.com

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Check out our Board

Michele C.
Michele C.

Chair

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Ryan D.
Ryan D.

Deputy Chair

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Aila S.
Aila S.

Secretary

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Reina J.
Reina J.

Historian/Digital Media Manager

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Sophie S.
Sophie S.

Publicity/Marketing/Membership Officer

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Research:

Environmental Impacts of Rat Poison

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Fast Fashion

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Portuguese Bend Land Slide and Water Dumping

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Affordable 3D Printed Housing Policies​

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Affordable 3D Printed Housing Policies​

Intern Project:
Platelet Rich Plasma

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Digital Media Production

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3D Modelling Phyllotactic Spirals

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Coursework Documentation Management

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Marketing and Publicity

Check out our members

Jennifer A.
Jennifer A.
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Sydney I.
Sydney I.
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Mattias E.
Mattias E.
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Lauren L.
Lauren L.
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Research:

Environmental Impacts of Rat Poison

Intern Project:

The Physics of Sound

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DDT Chemical Dumping

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Event Management

Research:

Kelp Restoration in the Portuguese Bend Landslide

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Intern Schedule Management

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Food Waste Fuel

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EEG Brainwaves and the Effects of Music

Isabella C.
Isabella C.
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Aurora W.
Aurora W.
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Benjamin P.
Benjamin P.
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Research:

Water Testing for PFAS

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Video and Photography

Research:

Portuguese Bend Landslide and Water Dumping

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Pending.

Research:

Kelp Restoration in the Portuguese Bend Landslide

Intern Project:

Designing Aerodynamic Surfboard

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