Written by CCGBC Board Member Trevor Ranlett, a long-time member of the Carpenters Union Local 805.
(Top) Contractor John Ruiz prepares to make quick work of tree well with a jackhammer, his kids go to Winfred Pifer Elementary School. (Bottom) JC is a carpenter with Souza Engineering and builds bridges during the week, and would love to be invited back to plant trees and help with other Green School projects.
The Central Coast Green Building Council and Duke Energy have funded mini-grants for schools throughout San Luis Obispo County, and the projects are happening! 4.30.22 There was a Volunteer Day at Winifred Pifer Elementary School in Paso Robles. In the spirit of strategic partnerships, Union members from Carpenters Local 805 came out in support of One Cool Earth and the mission of school gardens as education. The work was hard, digging out the tree wells through the compacted fill, but they came prepared with jackhammers and made very quick work of the operation. This hard work clears the way for the next upcoming volunteer opportunity on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, to plant the donated fruit and nut trees and set up the irrigation. The day concluded with a strong sense of satisfaction and high fives. Carpenters Local 805 has a tradition of serving the community and made a commitment to the strategic partnership, that the CCGBC could call upon them for future efforts.
It’s going to be very exciting to see the rest of the green schools’ projects come to fruition. Stay tuned & get involved!
Sign Up For Next Green Schools Volunteer Day: May 7th, 2022