Eco-Stride has been nominated for the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s “Clean Air Award” for 2012 by Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Lynn Hatton, according to a press release.
Eco-Stride was nominated in the category of Public Education on Air Quality Issues for its work with the school district, local private schools, and their Sustainability Forums since 2010.
Hatton has worked with Eco-Stride on the Newhart Mission School STEAM Pilot Program, as well as other project-based learning initiatives in the district.
Letters of support were submitted by organizations who have participated in Eco-Stride's Sustainability Forum over the past three years, including Soka University, Savannah's Organic Ranch and Professional Community Management.
"We are honored by the nomination, and appreciate the support by so many of our community partners," said Ross Chun, Founder and CEO of Eco-Stride. "We have plans to expand our educational programs, and donate more of our time to the CUSD STEAM Program."
Winners will be announced this fall from five categories defined by the AQMD.