June 30, 2009
In 2009, we had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Arlene Tupaz, an Environmental Science teacher at Vaughn Charter School located in San Fernando. She brought with her 9 talented high school seniors and chaperones to experience a visual understanding of the impact e-waste can have on the environment.
The students were given an insightful tour of Planet Green’s 30,000 square foot facility. This gave the students an insider’s look at the day-to-day operations involved in running and implementing a successful “green” business. This is something which Ms. Tupaz and Planet Green would like for all students to utilize as they enter the next step of their academic and professional lives.
By working together, Vaughn Charter School and Planet Green can save cartridges and cell phones from entering the landfill. The school can raise money for their programs and we in turn can remanufacture these cartridges to re-enter the market. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership.
A year later, Vaughn Charter School came back to Planet Green for another tour. And this time they brought even more students!