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 topics included native plants, water conservation, electricity conservation, and road maintenance.
Here's a short video about the CSA made by PVNet's Video Production class.
Check out this link for a 3 minute clip of CSA member presenting to RPV City Council.
Applications for the next cycle of CSA will open on June 30th.
Students interested in this program experience should keep their eyes open for registration to begin. The process to apply is explained in our course catalog. Please send any additional questions to email@example.com and we'll be happy to explain and, if you wish, meet to discuss the program.
examples of Past Research Topics
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. Past research projects include:
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (chemicals) in school water
3D printed housing
Pesticides and Rat Poison
Students are welcome to re-research and present their own recommendations and conclusions to the City Councils regardless whether other students have made recommendations regarding those subjects in the past.
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.