Ninos Del Sol a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Water Challenge

The Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco, a beach town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, was featured in The Tico Times! The school was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Grades of Green Spring 2018 Water Challenge. The Water Challenge is a global competition in which 136 student leaders at …

Announcing the Spring 2018 Global Water Challenge Judging Panel!

What is the Global Water Challenge? Grades of Green’s Spring 2018 Global Water Challenge is in it’s final week, and winners will be determined in April for Earth Month! This semester, student leaders at 40 schools from 10 countries and 8 U.S. states participated in our virtual challenge to protect our water supply for current …

2018 Water Challenge Introduction Video!

Fighting for Clean Water! The 2018 Water Challenge is well under way. The student-led challenge provided an opportunity for students to brainstorm solutions to reduce water usage and improve water quality. Given the different climates, cultures, issues affecting each school, this year’s Water Challenge has led to an incredible number of ideas. Over 40 schools, …

Water Challenge Schools Fight Global Water Scarcity

Why are our eco-leaders, like the Grades of Green Team at Sacramento Country Day School, working so hard to save water? According to WHO and UNICEF’s most recent Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene report, by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in areas with absolute water scarcity. In less than 10 years, …

Grades of Green Kicks Off Spring Global Water Challenge

Grades of Green has just launched our biggest eco-challenge yet, the Spring 2018 Global Water Challenge! Following our successful pilot Fall 2017 Water Challenge, the Spring 2018 Water Challenge involves 40 schools from 10 countries and 8 U.S. states. The Global Water Challenge is a semester-long program run by student leaders who are rolling out …

Global Water Challenge Winner Announced: St. Roza in Uganda!

This week, Grades of Green announced our first ever Global Water Challenge Winner: St. Roza College Mattuga in Kampala, Uganda! The Global Water Challenge is a new virtual challenge program designed to inspire students across the globe to take action to conserve water at school and in their communities. Through the Water Challenge, Grades of …

Our Lady of Lourdes Takes On Global Water Challenge

Our Lady of Lourdes, an Elementary and Middle School in New York City, is making ripples by taking on Grades of Green’s Global Water Challenge. OLL’s Green Team is an after-school science club that includes student-leaders of 6th, 7th and 8th graders, who are rolling out an awareness campaign to encourage every student on campus …

Water Challenge Students Announced Step Forwards Award Finalists

Congratulations to Shawn Graham, a dedicated Grades of Green teacher, and his group of amazing students in the Aquatic Society of Omaha at Millard Extension for being nominated as finalists for Nebraska’s 2017 Step Forward Awards! Shawn and his 29 students, who range from ages 5 to 18, have pioneered a sustainable tilapia aquaculture operation …