Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School
Beginning in 2007, One Cool Earth worked with students, teachers, and staff at Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School to organize a campus improvement project intended to replace the school’s dying pine trees. The project began with the students raising young oak trees in a small on-site nursery near their organic garden. By the Fall of 2008, the school’s young trees were ready to plant, along with a variety of others provided by OCE. Engaging an army of student and parent volunteers, black walnut, canyon oak, tan oak, live oak, cork oak and redwoods were planted in the shade of the dying trees.