Press Releases

Animation Projects

Taking a Healthy Ride on the Green Side and Clean Energy Careers are new animations, produced in partnership with two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Lalo Alcaraz and his team at Pocho Villa Productions. These 90-second shorts (together with 30-second PSA versions) focus on green mobility options and benefits, and career paths in the clean energy field. The animations feature the voices of El Monte Union students and administrators who engaged in a focus group with Alcaraz at the project’s outset.

Learn more about these two PSA animations from Lalo Alcaraz.

Project Materials

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EMUHSD Mobility Fact Sheet
“Taking a Healthy Ride on the Green Side” poster
“Careers Animation” poster

Select Media Coverage

South El Monte bus depot serves as latest canvas for LA artists seeking a cleaner future,” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, February 2

“El Monte Union High School District Honors First Clean Energy Fellow,” The Mid Valley News, April 27, 2022 [page 2]

CA School News Report, April 22, 2022

“EMUHSD Releases Plans for Clean Mobility Project,” The Mid Valley News, April 6, 2022 [page 2]

“How A Southern California School District is Leading the E-Bus Revolution,” School Transportation News, April 1, 2022

CA School News Report, February 25, 2022

“District Receives 11 New Electric Maintenance Carts,” The Mid Valley News, July 7, 2021 [page 2]

“How A Southern California School District Is Leading The E-Bus Revolution,” CleanTechnica, June 3, 2021


Mural Timelapse

Clean Energy in Schools Pilot Project Fellowship Program

El Monte Union High School District Clean Mobility Video – October 6

Presentation on Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project Update – El Monte Board Meeting, June 23

CA School News Radio Podcast
“On the Road to Sustainability: Clean Mobility in El Monte Union”, June 17, 2021

El Monte Union High School District Facility and Energy Manager Lena Luna discusses the District’s $9.8 million California Air Resources Board grant and the implementation of the Clean Mobility in Schools pilot program.