El Monte Union High School District Honors First Clean Energy Fellow

The El Monte Union Board of Trustees celebrated El Monte High School alumni Wendy Sanchez during a meeting on April 6, honoring her with a certificate of recognition for her contributions and commitment as the first Clean Energy Fellow for the District under the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project.

During the meeting, Sanchez highlighted her hands-on experience while being in the program. This included working with the District’s CARB Grant Lead and project partners to assist with the deployment of the District’s clean energy fleet by participating in a vehicle training session and the test-driving of the electric school buses, and providing administrative support during project meetings. Sanchez also touched on the rewards of learning how the project’s work will bring health and environmental benefits to her community and being able to contribute to towards those efforts.

The El Monte Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

El Monte Union hopes to encourage students to follow in the steps of Sanchez, making a difference in their communities and working toward clean energy.