Stories

17,000 Shoes Collected, 8,000 More to Go!

Did you know over 300 million children in the world can’t afford shoes, yet millions of shoes are dumped into …

Air Quality Awareness at San Pedro High School

San Pedro High School celebrated Air Quality Awareness Month in May by taking on our No Idle Zone activity. This …

Fundraising Success at MBMS

Manhattan Beach Middle School shared some great news with us lately! In a recent e-newsletter, MBMS celebrated the installation of …

Donate, Volunteer, and Win Tickets to Jack Johnson’s 7/16 Concert!

We’re teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting …

2016-2017 Trash Free Lunch Challenge Report

The results are in, and Grades of Green is thrilled to share the 6th annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge final …

Grades of Green Featured in Green Teacher Magazine

Grades of Green’s No Idle Zone Activity was featured in the summer issue of Green Teacher Magazine, marking our second national …

Elise Y.

Dear Grades of Green, You have taught me so much. I learned about leadership, the earth, and public speaking. You …

Skip the Straw, Make a Difference

Did you know that every day, Americans use over 500 million straws? That’s enough plastic waste to fill a school …

M.E. Drought Tolerant Garden is Officially Revealed

6th graders Maxine and Elise started the 2016-2017 school year with a vision to create a drought tolerant garden at …

Join Gallon Challenge USA

Did you know that the average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day, more than any other …

Santa Monica Students Take the SMMUSD Board Meeting by Storm

Elementary, middle, and high school students from Grades of Green schools in Santa Monica, together with community and environmental activists, …