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Beach Reporter Features Grades of Green Students in New Video

gogadmin | 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! 

Our Students Want to Say “Thank You!”

gogadmin | December 29, 2020

Your support empowers Grades of Green’s students to make long-lasting environmental impacts in their communities and develop the skills they need to be the environmental leaders of the future. To say “thank you,” our students recorded a special message for you! Further your support of tomorrow’s Eco-Leaders!

WTS Foundation Awards Los Angeles Student with College Scholarship

gogadmin | 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 …

Welcome, Climate Corps Fellows!

gogadmin | October 14, 2020

We would like to give a warm welcome to the newest members of the Grades of Green team, Katie and Malcolm! Katie and Malcom join us as 2020 – 2021 Climate Corps Fellows. Grades of Green has been partnering with the award-winning fellowship program to support emerging sustainability leaders as they tackle today’s most pressing …

LACSD Virtual Field Trip

gogadmin | October 8, 2020

More than 150 Grades of Green students took an exclusive tour from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) on Saturday, October 8th! We learned a ton about how the Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment, and you can, too! Find our recording of the tour below! Watch it to find out how …

Announcing our NEW Climate Solutions Campaign

gogadmin | August 12, 2020

Grades of Green is so excited to announce the launch of our brand new Climate Solutions Campaign. We’ve taken our students’ feedback and everything we’ve learned over the years to create our best Campaign program yet! As always, the Climate Solutions Campaign is FREE for all participants.Students can win Eco-Grants up to $1,000! Students: Join …

Together We Stand for Justice and Equality

gogadmin | June 5, 2020

You may have noticed that we’ve chosen to mute our account over the past few days to make space for black, indigenous and people of color allies advocating for justice against police brutality and systemic racism. We’ve spent this time actively listening, learning, and reflecting on what we as an organization and our leadership can …

Announcing the 2020 Waste Campaign Eco-Grant Awardees

gogadmin | June 3, 2020

We’re so excited to share with you the winners of our 2020 Waste Campaign! These amazing student teams worked so hard on behalf of their environment in their communities. Grand Prize Eco-Grant Winner – $1,000 Mary Bragg Elementary School  – Cerritos, California This team consisted of fifty 4th and 5th graders who met before school …

Announcing the Winners of the Green Pitch Challenge

gogadmin | May 1, 2020

With the support of Sony Pictures’ A Greener World, we challenged students to put together a pitch video to showcase their solution to environmental problems in their communities and beyond. It was incredible to see all the students who managed to work throughout the difficulties presented by stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus. The …

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How to Get Your Friends and Family to Make Eco-Friendly Fashion Choices

gogadmin | March 23, 2020

While fashion is a fun way to express yourself, it’s also one of the top contributors to damaging the environment. With many businesses adopting more eco-friendly practices, sustainability is a big and important topic right now. A student group at California Academy of Math and Sciences (CAMS), in Carson, California, is advocating for sustainable fashion …

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

gogadmin | 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

gogadmin | 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 …

Announcing the 2019 Water Campaign Eco-Grant Awardees

gogadmin | December 19, 2019

We’re so excited to share with you the winners of our 2019 Water Campaign! These amazing student teams worked so hard on behalf of their environment and their communities. Grand Prize Eco-Grant Winner – $1,000 Fisher Middle School – Los Gatos, California The Fisher Green Team was able to accomplish its goals, and then some! …

Eco-Grant Winner Highlight: Bridgeport Elementary

gogadmin | December 13, 2019

Just on the north side of the Santa Clarita River sits an elementary school that has found a way to turn a disciplinary situation into a teachable moment. When students on recess began a food fight with their unwanted healthy snacks, much to the chagrin of the parents who had thoughtfully packed them, their amazing …

Survey Says: Support Grades of Green on Giving Tuesday

gogadmin | December 3, 2019

What does Family Feud and Grades of Green have in Common? The Seven Generations Charter School of Emmaus, Pennsylvania The intrepid students of Seven Generations made their very own Family Feud episode as part of their Grades of Green Water Campaign project! The team used what could be the cutest video ever made to convince their …