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Eco-Grant Winner Highlight: Bridgeport Elementary

James Saracini | 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

James Saracini | 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 …

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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 …

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Grades of Green Featured on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show

James Saracini | November 11, 2019

Grades of Green’s Executive Director, Kim Siehl, made it on prime time television to talk about Grades of Green’s student successes! We were featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show on October 18, 2019. Kim met hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison to talk about how Grades of Green helps passionate students turn …

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Sustainable Recipes For November

Jordan Chang | November 11, 2019

Sweet Potato Mash– 1 1/2 lbs of sweet potatoes– Coarse Kosher Salt– 1 tablespoon of maple syrup– 1 lemon – Boil 1 1/2 Pounds of peeled sweet potatoes for 30 minutes.– Remove the sweet potatoes from the boiling water and add honey and maple syrup. Blend together.– Salt to taste, add more honey if needed. …

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7 Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Halloween

Justin Bulova | October 24, 2019

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! 1. …

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Grades of Green Honored to Feature in Climate Week NYC Events

Justin Bulova | October 10, 2019

Since 2009, the end of September has become an opportunity for environmentalists all around the world to raise awareness of climate change. The United Nations Climate Change Summit is one of hundreds of annual events that take place during Climate Week, and Grades of Green was honored to host and participate in the following: MARKETPLACE …

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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

Justin Bulova | September 19, 2019

It is undeniable that the climate of the earth is undergoing rapid change. With average temperatures soaring every year and ice caps melting, it has become a matter of grave concern for everyone. With so much effort already being made to reverse the climate change, what can we do to be more environmentally friendly? Every individual …

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Bridgeport Elementary’s Green Team is Recognized by the Santa Clarita City Council

Rebeca Rozenbaum | August 28, 2019

Santa Clarita radio station KHTS reported on a Santa Clarita City Council Meeting in which Grades of Green’s 2019 Waste Campaign was mentioned. The article mentions the winners of Grades of Green’s grand prize, Bridgeport Elementary School, who were recognized by the Council. Student leaders from the school’s Green Team began a food rescue program in which they collected items such as …

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Whitney High School Wildcats are in this Together with Compost

Rebeca Rozenbaum | August 20, 2019

What Green Team? Wildcats! Whitney High School’s Green Team was awarded a Grades of Green Eco-Grant for the 2019 Waste Campaign due to their initiative to help their community reduce waste. The Green Team, which had previously been part of Grades of Green’s Water Campaign, was faced with the challenge of reducing the food waste in their school. After brainstorming, the student …

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Grand Prize Winners Bridgeport Elementary School Continue to Roll

Rebeca Rozenbaum | August 14, 2019

Bridgeport Elementary School’s2019 Grades of Green Waste Campaign went swimmingly. The Grand Prize Winners, earned an Eco-Grant to expand their sustainability initiatives. Student leaders from the school’s Green Team began a food rescue program in which they collected items such as apples, bananas, oranges, unopened water bottles, and pre-packed snacks every two days that were delivered …

Things for Good – July 2019

gogadmin | July 19, 2019

Jump into Summer with Green News!

Below the Fold
Grades of Green Shares Student Success Stories on Below the Fold

Justin Bulova | July 16, 2019

Last week, Below the Fold host Kristin Brey invited Grades of Green to speak about student sustainability success stories. Communications Associate Justin Bulova shares about Grades of Green’s history, mission, and campaigns. Click here to listen to the full interview. Several eco-leaders were mentioned throughout the interview, such as Deep Creek Middle School, from Chesapeake, VA. Chesapeake Middle School’s Green …

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Meet Nicole From the California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Justin Bulova | July 9, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole, from Long Beach, California. She is a Senior at California Academy of Mathematics and Science, where the Human, Environmental, and Animal Rights Club participated in our 2019 Waste Campaign. Welcome Nicole, thank you so much for sharing your Waste Campaign experience with us! To begin, we would love to …

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Grades of Green Rockstars Graduate!

Jordan Chang | July 1, 2019

Long Time Eco-Participants GraduateThe South Bay Team’s Isaiah and Gerard have participated in Grades of Green programs for the past 4 years. The two eco-leaders have partaken in Youth Corps challenges, Trash Free Lunches, and most recently, the 2019 Waste Campaign. The two have graduated from high school and plan to continue their environmental work …