Grades of Green’s founding school, Grand View Elementary School, is proud to have their custodian, Victor Simmering, receive the Environmental Hero Award at VOICE’s Earth Day Festival at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on April 25th. Victor has been instrumental in maintaining Grand View’s lunchtime sorting station and compost program, maintaining a clean campus by picking up litter, and helping educate students at the sorting stations. Victor takes pride in his work from the minute he arrives at Grand View until the minute he leaves; with his “can do” attitude he has fixed the composters multiple times and has helped Grand View get back to only two bags of trash per day. Best of all? He accomplished all of this hard work with a smile and grace.