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Students Making the News

Katie Teshima | February 17, 2021

While the New Year was settling in, our Eco-Leaders were hard at work spreading the word about sustainability and the environment! Everyday Environmentalist – Teen Edition Sam Torres and Rylee Goldfarb joined as guest speakers for South Bay Cares’ “Every Day Environmentalist – Teen Edition” webinar. They inspired us with their passion for the environment …

Students at Granada Hills Charter School Offer Environmental Education Course for Fellow Students from Kindergarten through 8th

Katie Teshima | February 11, 2021

The students in Generation-E club at Granada Hills Charter School understand the importance of learning about the environment at a young age. That is why they decided to take action and launch a seven-week environmental education course designed to connect elementary and middle school students with the world around them. Any student can join the …

Whitney High School Ecology & Wildlife Club Hosts Tree Sale to Combat Climate Change

Katie Teshima | February 8, 2021

Did you know that if you stacked 850,000 sheets of paper, the stack would be taller than the Statue of Liberty? The passionate students of the Ecology and Wildlife Club at Whitney High School know this quirky piece of information because that’s exactly how much paper their school used during the 2018-19 school year. Motivated …

Beach Reporter Features Grades of Green Students in New Video

Katie Teshima | January 12, 2021

Here’s some good news from the last day of 2020! The Beach Reporter featured four of our amazing students, including Rylee who is pictured here winning an award from the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition! 

WTS Foundation Awards Los Angeles Student with College Scholarship

Katie Teshima | December 18, 2020

Recent college freshman, Beatrice Ongawan, was awarded a $5,500 undergraduate scholarship from the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Orange County chapter at a virtual ceremony on Thursday night. The WTS Foundation provides scholarships to women who demonstrate leadership and interest in the transportation and sustainability industries, ensuring that essential skills and perspectives of women are included …

Grand View Elementary and Grades of Green Featured on Spectrum 1 News

James Saracini | February 11, 2020

The AMAZING students at Grand View Elementary made it on Spectrum 1 News! The Grand View campaign team was featured as was the school’s incredible trash sorting efforts that were set up a decade ago by Grades of Green students. We’re so proud to show off these Eco-Leaders’ dedication to the environment. Thank you, Spectrum …

Mary Bragg Winners Recognized
Mary Bragg Eco-Grant Recipients Featured in the News

James Saracini | January 13, 2020

We’re so proud of the Mary Bragg Green Team for not only winning a $500 Eco-Grant in our 2019 Water Campaign but also for getting featured in their local newspaper! These incredible students changed how their school community approached single-use plastics and recycling. The elementary school beat out some serious competition with their hard work …

Long Beach Green Summit 2019
Grunion Reports on Long Beach Green Summit, Grades of Green Eco-Leaders

Justin Bulova | November 27, 2019

On November 16th, Grades of Green Campaign Teams participated in the Long Beach Unified School District Green Summit. Teachers, parents and staff were invited to attend the summit at Hughes Middle School, and learn about sustainability practices on their school campus. Grades of Green is proud of our Long Beach Campaign Teams for helping to …

SCVTV Celebrate Green Leadership Award Recipients, Grades of Green

Justin Bulova | May 1, 2019

On April 23rd, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented the 11th annual Green Leadership Awards at their regularly Supervisors’ meeting. As part of a long-standing commitment to sustainability efforts, the awards recognize outstanding efforts by individuals, cities, businesses and public agencies that further the County’s environmental sustainability goals. Santa Clarita Valley TV reported …

Bridgeport Elementary Green Team, Winners of 2019 Waste Campaign, Featured on SCVTV

Justin Bulova | April 30, 2019

The 2019 Waste Campaign included 80 teams from 77 cities and 13 countries. Collectively, Grades of Green Waste Campaign teams diverted over 229,000 pounds of waste (114 tons) from the landfill and educated over 25,000 leaders and community members around the world! These numbers will continue to grow as the student teams expand on their …

Grades Of Green’s Young Conservationists Featured in Grunion Gazette

Jordan Chang | March 26, 2019

The Grunion Gazette featured Grades of Green and the Waste Campaign! Communications Contractor Justin addresses the importance of environmental education in his interview with the Grunion Gazette by stating: “When students take the lead and pursue environmentally conscious projects, it really encourages people and other students to do more projects like this.” Students in Grades …

Grades of Green Featured in South Bay Magazine!

Jordan Chang | March 26, 2019

Grades of Green was featured in South Bay Magazine! The Southern Californian magazine highlighted Grades of Green student efforts in communities, local governments, and beyond. Co-Executive Directors, Allie and Emily go on to talk about how Grades of green started and how much the programs have expanded. In the article, Allie mentions Grades of Green’s …

Talking Waste Campaign Eco-Leaders on 102.7 KIIS FM

Justin Bulova | February 27, 2019

On February 12th, Grades of Green Communications Associate Justin visited the iHeartRadio headquarters in Los Angeles, California to talk to DJ EJ about the Waste Campaign. Justin’s interview with KIIS FM is now available here through iHeartRadio. KIIS FM allowed Grades of Green to recognize all the amazing work being done by student Eco-Leaders around …

Water Campaign Eco-Leader Featured in NAAEE

Jei Florentino | February 4, 2019

Grades of Green Eco-Leader Dalia from Los Angeles, CA was featured by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a blog that promotes excellence in environmental education. Click here to read how about Dalia’s opinions on improving water conservation and click here to view her project video on different water conservation strategies. Guest Blog: …

Unity Charter Eco-Leaders Selected for Clean Communities Student Exchange

Justin Bulova | January 22, 2019

Unity Charter in Morristown, New Jersey joined the Grades of Green Water Campaign in the Summer of 2018, and found that their students were so committed to water conservation that they had to create three Campaign Teams. Unity Charter Campaign Teams focused on reducing the amount of plastic bottles discarded on campus. By encouraging students …