Sonora Green Team Kicks off 2010-2011

Sonora Green Team

Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa has lots of spirit and now they have a Green Team to harness their spirit about recycling!


Recycling Presentation

Thanks to Ginger Castillo, the Sonora Green Team is off to a fantastic start. Over 50 kids joined the team for its first year. To kick off the 2010-2011 school year the Green Team is currently holding a Recycling Rally. On Day #1, Torelli Realty and Orange Coast College kicked off the rally with assemblies for the student body that educated the students more about recycling. The presentation was a great way to gear up for the Recycling Rally slated for October 15-21, 2010.

How the Recycling Rally Works

Students have been asked to bring in all of their empty plastic water bottles and soda cans. Each classroom is keeping track of the amount of bags they bring in. Then all the goods are being shipped over to the Orange Coast College Recycling Center. Sonora Elementary School now has an account at OCC (thanks to Michael Carey – AKA “Recycle Mike”) so people can bring these items to the OCC Recycling Center and the money can be credited to Sonora. At the end of the rally, there will be 2 prizes: the winning classroom of the younger grades will get a pizza party and the winning classroom of the upper grades will win a trip to the landfill.

What this means

More than raising money, the purpose of the Sonora Green Team is to teach the students about how their actions impact the world through recycling and energy efficiency. Students are taking simple steps in the classroom to reduce waster by writing on the backside of paper. In the future they are looking to waste-free lunches.  

The Tie In

As a local real estate company, we are proud to see our students learning about such an important issue. Sustainability is important in real estate and home construction too. We all want the environment we live in to thrive. Go Sonora Green Team!

Look Out For…

Torelli Realty and OC will be doing another Recycle Presentation and Recycle Rally at Adams Elementary School in the near future. Would your school like one? Let us know at We will also be providing the results from the Sonora Recycle Rally at the end of the week.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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