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7 Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Halloween

Justin Bulova | October 24, 2018

Halloween has long been known as one of the least environmentally-friendly holidays. Between countless candy wrappers, costumes made of harmful plastics, and decorations which burn a lot of energy; it can be hard to navigate a holiday which means so much to so many. Luckily, here’s Grades of Green’s Guide to an Environmentally-Friendly Hallo-green!   …

Join Our Webinar Finale on May 2nd on Facebook Live!

Jordan Chang | April 26, 2018

On May 2nd at 1:30 P.M. Pacific Time, join us for our Final Webinar of the school year! In the past year, our series of webinars aimed to teach leadership, communication, and community-building skills while implementing one of our 40 hands-on activities to take action at your school and in your community. If you’re looking …

It’s All Fun and Games with our New Mini Activities

Jei Florentino | March 13, 2018

Sometimes learning can be all fun and games! If you only have 20 minutes or less to educate your class or Grades of Green Team about the environment, try playing our Earth Mini Activities. We have Mini Activities across each category of the environment to go with any environmental passion you might have whether that’s …

Present On Your Favorite Eco-Topic in April

Jei Florentino | March 6, 2018

Did you know Earth Day is April 22nd? At Grades of Green, we celebrate the whole month, and encourage our students to do the same! What better way to show your love for the planet than by educating your peers on different ways they can care for the environment?  Grab your Grades of Green Team …

2018 Water Challenge Introduction Video!

Jordan Chang | February 15, 2018

Fighting for Clean Water! The 2018 Water Challenge is well under way. The student-led challenge provided an opportunity for students to brainstorm solutions to reduce water usage and improve water quality. Given the different climates, cultures, issues affecting each school, this year’s Water Challenge has led to an incredible number of ideas. Over 40 schools, …

Check out our Updated Waste Sorting Station Signs

Jei Florentino | February 12, 2018

Are you interested in or already implementing Waste Sorting Stations at your school? Whether your waste sorting station is composed of a compost bucket, liquids bucket, recycling bins, landfill bins, and/or tray stacking, check out Grades of Green’s updated Waste Sorting Station Signage. Due to increasing demand from our 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge schools, …

Mott Hall III Cuts Waste in Half!

Jordan Chang | February 8, 2018

New Record! Mott Hall III and Ms. Moe had no trouble implementing their Waste Sorting Station activity! This amazing school in the Bronx in New York accomplished so much in no time. In only two weeks, the Grades of Green Team students reduced their weekly lunch time trash from 100 bags to a record breaking …

Activist Joining February 1st Webinar

Jordan Chang | January 25, 2018

Maybe you’re interested in helping the environment and you don’t know what to do. You ask yourself, “what now?” Maybe you’re working on a Grades of Green activity but you don’t know where to start or how to expand your movement. Many students and leaders reach a point where they have an incredible idea or …

Environmental Unity Across the Globe

Jordan Chang | January 18, 2018

Facing Environmental Challenges Together! Grades of Green schools can be found all over the world. Currently, Grades of Green schools span 17 different countries. These schools have implemented Grades of Green activities all around the world while providing a variety of international viewpoints and answers to environmental problems. Many of these solutions can be applied …

“Create a Movement Webinar” on February 1st!

Jordan Chang | January 11, 2018

So you’ve got the perfect plan to help the environment and you ask yourself, “what now?” Maybe you’re working on a Grades of Green activity but you don’t know where or how to start. Many students and leaders reach a point where they have an incredible idea or aspire to do more but don’t know …

Bryant Ranch Becomes Grades of Green Certified!

Jordan Chang | December 16, 2017

Certified and Beyond! Congratulations to Bryant Ranch, who just became a Grades of Green Certified school. The Orange County school’s Grades of Green Team worked hard over the course of the past year to achieve this prestigious award. Through their strong student leadership and guidance from teachers and Suzan C., Bryant Ranch implemented Waste Reduction …

Create a Sustainability Project with Green Ambassadors Institute

Jei Florentino | November 10, 2017

Are you an educator, school administrator, policymaker, business leader, or nonprofit looking to create a youth-led environmental sustainability project but don’t know where to start? Green Ambassadors Institute can help! Join the 2017-2018 Green Ambassadors Institute Cohort where you will explore best practices in environmental education, service learning, and urban sustainability over the course of …

Donation Matching Opportunity for Green Apple Day of Service

Jei Florentino | August 24, 2017

Interested in implementing a Grades of Green Activity this school year but need a little more funding? Sign up for Green Apple Day of Service where parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations from around the world will unite to implement volunteer projects and promote healthy and sustainable learning environments! This year, Green Apple Day …

Mark Your Calendar for Our New Webinar Series

gogadmin | August 23, 2017

Thinking about taking on a Grades of Green Activity? Maybe it’s your first Activity or one of many Activities you’re planning for this school year. No matter where in the world you are or whichever step in your Activity you’re on, join us for our upcoming webinar series! The series is created to teach leadership, …

Join the Green Apple Day of Service Movement

Jei Florentino | August 4, 2017

Between August 2017 and May 2018, parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations from around the world will unite to implement volunteer projects and promote healthy and sustainable learning environments in honor of Green Apple Day of Service! Over the past five years, almost one million volunteers from 73 countries have participated in this event. …