Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest school district in the nation, and now they are working toward becoming the greenest.
A year long effort to bring gardens to their mostly concrete and asphalt schools has taken the education of LAUSD students to a new level. By providing hands on experience with gardening, the students -- 77% of whom live in poverty -- are being led by example toward a more sustainable and economically practical future.
In addition to the gardens, LAUSD is installing solar panels at 90 of their campuses which will save the district $5 million in energy costs every year.
In this video from CNN, check out the school district's efforts to go green, and see what the students think of the environmentally-friendly makeover.
WATCH California's biggest school district going green:
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