Over 2,500 students attend Mira Costa High School, and collectively these students create 50,000 pounds of trash each week! In order to inspire and empower Mira Costa students to care for the environment, Grades of Green has partnered with Beach Cities Health District and Waste Management to implement a campus wide recycling program. Since the program was launched in fall 2013, the campus has reduced its waste by approximately 40% each day and has saved the district $17,000 annually on waste hauling costs!