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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 …

Grades of Green Featured by Valentine in the Morning

Jei Florentino | March 26, 2018

Grades of Green was recently featured in a segment called “Val’s Pals” by Valentine in the Morning on 104.3 MYfm in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! This segment helps bring awareness to local charities based in Southern California, who are nominated by the public. Click here to view the post! Grades of Green Featured on Valentine …

Grades of Green Featured in BizHaus’s Blog

Jei Florentino | February 15, 2018

Did you know shared work spaces can help your organization reduce its carbon footprint while improving networking opportunities? Although Grades of Green’s New York office had already been operating out of a shared work space, our Los Angeles office recently made the switch to BizHaus El Segundo, a shared work space, just last September and we …

Grades of Green’s Co-Directors featured in Voyage LA

Allie Bussjaeger | January 16, 2018

Grades of Green has expanded and grown so much since it’s inception in 2009, and Co-Directors of Programs, Emily Gee Berger and Allie Bussjaeger, have been honored to be part of it all since the beginning! Allie and Emily were interviewed and featured in an article in Voyagela.com. Voyage LA focuses on highlighting the various …

Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge Featured in Southern California Sustainable Living

Jei Florentino | November 28, 2017

This year, twenty Los Angeles schools are competing in Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge to see who can be the best at reducing their lunchtime waste the most by inspiring kids to care for the environment. Over the past seven years, the Trash Free Lunch Challenge has supported 117 schools divert 2,300 tons …

Grades of Green partners with Kings Care Foundation to celebrate Saint Anthony School

Allie Bussjaeger | November 9, 2017

Saint Anthony school in Long Beach, California kicked off their Grades of Green program with a huge splash thanks to the Kings Care Foundation and Blue Shield of California! The school is competing in the 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge, and began by inviting Grades of Green to host a kick-off assembly to educate students …