Our students took ownership in the Challenge. They wanted to make a difference at school and in the community. 80% of our kids pack trash free at least once per week, we compost at lunch, and our school produces just one bag of trash at lunch each day.

– Nancy Parsons, Principal Lunada Bay Elementary School (winner 2012-13)

Thanks for the opportunity to be in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge! It has been a great learning experience for our kids, teachers, and parents!


-Libby Marsh, Grades of Green Chair, Trinity Lutheran School, Whittier, CA

Thank you to Grades of Green for coming to our school & delivering an AMAZING, FUN, and INFORMATIVE assembly! You ladies have it down! Thank you, I am sure you motivated more students to try harder at becoming trash “free” at our school! Once again we are so thrilled to be part of this challenge by implementing this program!


-Danielle Spangler, Grades of Green Chair, Jefferson Elementary School, Redondo Beach, CA