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Grades of Green Waste Campaign Featured on 3rd Strike Radio, Green & Woke

Justin Bulova | January 15, 2019

Grades of Green is currently featured on 3rd Strike Radio, Green & Woke, and Green Times. As registration for the Waste Campaign nears a close, Build a Better Planet has offered to help us reach new student groups around the world. In partnership with Build a Better Planet, 3rd Strike Radio presents environmental awareness podcasts, …

Grades of Green Featured on The Inspired Child, Web Series on Education and Youth Leadership

Justin Bulova | January 9, 2019

Grades of Green has been highlighted on The Inspired Child, a web series which features leaders in the fields of education, youth leadership, coaching and service-learning. Produced and Hosted by Ashley Dos Santos, an educator and youth-mentor, The Inspired Child is about arming as many parents as possible with information that will empower them and …

Grades of Green Featured on Modern Conservationist

Jei Florentino | January 2, 2019

Grades of Green Board Chair Barbara Franqui was featured in Modern Conservationist, a blog focusing on insight into the most pressing issues affecting environmental and wildlife conservation efforts today. Click here to read how Grades of Green eco-leaders ages 12-18 around the globe are creating local environmental movements! Grades of Green: Growing the Next Generation …

Grades of Green Featured on Port Jeff Pulse, Highlighting Student Leaders

Justin Bulova | January 2, 2019

Check out the New Years Eve Episode of Coffee Talk, brought to you by Port Jeff Pulse and hosted by Kevin Wood. Justin Bulova of Grades of Green talks about the upcoming Waste Campaign, Student Sustainability Solutions, and Environmental Issues affecting Port Jefferson and Suffolk County, Long Island. Click here to see the full interview. …

Grades of Green Featured on Nonprofit Tangent

Justin Bulova | January 2, 2019

Tune in to The Environment Episode of Nonprofit Tangent, a cool new podcast highlighting nonprofit stories in New York City and Beyond. Emily Stewart and Justin Bulova of Grades of Green talk about the upcoming Waste Campaign. You can check it out here on Spotify. “We’ll hear stories from Kaia Rose, the director of Climate …

Co-Executive Director Allie Bussjaeger featured CSULB Alumni

Allie Bussjaeger | November 17, 2018

Grades of Green’s Co-Executive Director, Allie Bussjaeger, is a featured alumni at California State University, Long Beach. Allie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in environmental science and policy from the university in 2011. To read more about Allie’s time at CSULB and how it brought her to Grades of Green, click …

Grades of Green Co-Executive Directors Featured on Beach Reporter

Jei Florentino | October 1, 2018

Grades of Green’s newly announced Co-Executive Directors Allie Bussjaeger  and Emily Gee were recently featured on the Beach Reporter. The Co-Executive Directors both started out as interns at Grades of Green over seven years ago, and have been growing in and supporting the organization ever since. Click here to read the article! Grades of Green …

Water Campaign Featured in DC Councilmember Todd’s Newsletter

Jei Florentino | August 30, 2018

Grades of Green’s Water Campaign was featured in DC Councilmember Todd‘s newsletter. The Water Campaign guides middle and high school students to research a local water issue, develop a solution, and then share that solution with the community to advocate for environmental policy change. Click here to see the article. Both winning teams from last …

Grades of Green featured in Curiosity Quest

Jei Florentino | July 3, 2018

Did you know that 30-40% of food in the US is wasted, or that reducing the amount of food waste sent to the landfill results in both water and energy savings? Check out this episode on Food Waste by Curiosity Quest to learn all about the food industry and how waste is managed! The episode …

Podcast Alert: Grades of Green Water Campaign Featured on 102.7 KIIS FM

Emily Stewart | June 8, 2018

Tune into Grade’s of Green’s podcast interview with DJ EJ on 102.7 KIISS FM, Los Angeles’ #1 hit music station! During this KIIS FM Community Council segment, Director of Global Programs <a href=" Emily Gee and Program Coordinator Emily Stewart discuss why water conservation is so important, how Grades of Green eco-leaders are taking action …

George Washington Academy Featured in Les Infos

Jordan Chang | May 31, 2018

George Washington Academy, a Grades of Green School in Casablanca, Morocco, was featured in Les Infos! The school was noted for being a semi-finalist in the Grades of Green Spring 2018 Water Challenge. The Spring 2018 Water Challenge was a global competition in which 136 student leaders at 40 schools from across the world designed …

Grades of Green Eco-Leaders Recognized by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Jei Florentino | May 21, 2018

As the school year comes to an end, Grades of Green Youth Corps Eco-Leaders are starting to get recognized by their schools and communities for all of their Grades of Green eco-activities that they began implementing back in the fall. Grades of Green Eco-Leaders Johanna and Averie from Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica and …

Ninos Del Sol a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Water Challenge

Jordan Chang | April 24, 2018

The Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco, a beach town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, was featured in The Tico Times! The school was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Grades of Green Spring 2018 Water Challenge. The Water Challenge is a global competition in which 136 student leaders at …

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge Schools

Jei Florentino | April 6, 2018

20 schools in the greater Los Angeles area competed in Grades of Green’s 7th annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge, and we could not be prouder of their results! The Trash Free Lunch Challenge is a competition for elementary and middle schools to see who can reduce their lunchtime waste the most This year, schools have …

Grades of Green Speaking at Fjallraven’s Earth Month Speaker Series April 5th

Jordan Chang | March 29, 2018

Earth Month Event! Fjallraven, the backpack making expert of Sweden, is starting off Earth Month by promoting sustainability at their Earth Month Speaker Series! Fjallraven plans to promote their re-kanken backpack, made from recycled plastic water bottles, to commemorate Earth Month. This event will be hosted on April 5th at 6:00 PM at Fjallraven’s Soho …