Huntington Beach High School's Sustainability Club is exactly what its name suggests. It's self sufficient after just three years of being in existence, not relying on the Huntington Beach Union High School District for any funding.
"The Sustainability program is definitely sustainable, it doesn't cost taxpayers or the district a dollar," said Greg Goran, Huntington Beach High Sustainability Club director and teacher of social studies and an Environmental Awareness and Responsibility class. "We actually generate money for the district."
Goran hopes the club can increase what it raises for the district. It currently generates about $500 a month through its recycling program and organic garden, the produce from which is sold to SlapFish — a sustainable seafood restaurant in Huntington Beach.
About three weeks ago, Goran had the about 35 students in his Environmental Awareness and Responsibility class, which is part of the club, begin an energy audit at Huntington Beach High.