GREEN
07/01/2010 02:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LAUSD: Green Schools Growing In California's Biggest District (VIDEO)

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: