Helen Bernstein High School Garden Encourages Students to Dig in

June 12th, 2018 by

 Children at School bus

Toyota of Hollywood and LA Car Guy are committed to giving back to communities throughout West Hollywood, Burbank, and beyond, and the sponsorship of the Helen Bernstein High School Garden is just one of our latest efforts. Part of the #GreenMySchool initiative, this student and community garden space was recently visited by Canadian actress Rachelle LeFevre, and it has helped establish the high school as a “Green Building” by the US Green Building Council.

EMA’s #GreenMySchool Program

The Helen Bernstein High School Garden is part of the Environmental Media Association (EMA) effort to bring gardens to schools throughout Los Angeles. In addition to helping develop more sustainable, locally sourced food production, the initiative is also helping to bring children in urban spaces into direct contact with their food in new and exciting ways. This hands-on learning experience helps children to:

  • Learn interactively
  • Understand where their food comes from
  • Make healthier food choices
  • Develop new skills and leadership capabilities

In addition to the Helen Bernstein High School Garden, the EMA has brought school gardens to 16 other elementary, middle, and high schools in Los Angeles.

US Green Building Council Encourages Schools to Go Green

In a recently released statement, the US Green Building Council encouraged schools to develop green practices, both for the benefit of the environment and their students:

“We’re calling on our colleagues within the education sector to read this National Action Plan, consider your role in educating for sustainability and join us to take action to ensure all students graduate empowered and enthusiastic about their future.”

Stay Up to Speed with Community Developments at Toyota of Hollywood

The team at Toyota of Hollywood is committed to developing community resources to help improve the lives of all our clients from North Hollywood to Glendale and beyond. Follow our blog for up-to-date looks at what’s going on in your community. You’re also welcome to contact us at (323) 300-5026, or come see us at 6000 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA, just a short drive from Burbank. And for our Spanish-speaking clients, please visit Toyota of Hollywood’s Spanish site!


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