School Stories

Educating through Resourcefulness!

Jordan Chang | March 15, 2018

Resourceful and Daring! Kanwal, a Grades of Green student in Pakistan, continues to impress! Last semester, she noticed that environmental education was lacking in her community. Moreover, the lack of trash and recycling infrastructure did her no favors. Thus, the ambitious student took matters into her own hands and organized a “Single Use Plastic” Seminar …

Join Our “Spreading the Word” Webinar on March 15th

Jordan Chang | March 14, 2018

Listen in on our “Spreading the Word Webinar” On March 15th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time, Grades of Green will present its “Spreading the Word” Webinar! Join us on our Facebook page where we’ll talk about maximizing your environmental impact and answer any questions that you might have! Maximize your Impact Maybe you’re the best …

Green Schools Taking On Wasteful Plastics

Jordan Chang | March 8, 2018

Straws and other single-use plastics have been quite unpopular this year- and for good reason. Why the Hate for Straws? In the United States of America alone, consumers use 500,000,000 straws daily, often going unrecycled and thrown into landfills. Like most plastics, straws are not easily biodegradable, but they also have the added danger of …

An Eco-Tip From Our Friends At St. Roza!

gogadmin | March 2, 2018

Inspired by the blog post written by our L.A. intern Josh about air quality, our friends at St. Roza in Uganda reached out to us to share their own efforts to help with air quality! Using designs from their fellow art students, the student eco-leaders at St. Roza have constructed an incinerator in order to …

Millard’s Environmental Ambitions and Global Connections

Jordan Chang | March 1, 2018

Nebraska’s Finest Millard Extension schools in Omaha, Nebraska, have made waves within the Grades of Green community in recent months. With a Grades of Green Team with 29 students from ages 5 to 20, this ambitious school district has participated in many environmental projects. Their projects range from litter collection to protecting Monarch butterflies. Amidst …

Maryland School Protecting the Water Shed

Jordan Chang | February 22, 2018

Francis Scott Key Elementary Protects the Watershed! Water’s importance to all life cannot be understated. Without enough quality water sources, it would be difficult to grow food, make clothing, cool power plants, clean belongings, and more. Luckily, Francis Scott Key Elementary, a school situated in District Heights, Maryland, is tackling these water issues. As a …

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 …

Subaru Pacific features Grades of Green in Dealership

Allie Bussjaeger | February 6, 2018

Grades of Green is grateful to work with  amazing organizations who care about the environment. Our friends at LAcarGUY and Subaru Pacific have believed in us from the very beginning! From supporting the Los Angeles Trash Free Lunch Challenge to our No Idle Zone Activity, they have always gone above and beyond for Grades of …

Share your Favorite Eco-Tip, see it on a Funkin!

Allie Bussjaeger | February 5, 2018

Grades of Green is partnering with our friends at Funkins to create a custom Grades of Green Funkin product; a stylish, eco-friendly, cloth napkin! We are looking for five eco-tips to feature on the napkin, one for each of Grades of Green’s Activity categories. If you have a helpful eco-tip you’d like to share that …

2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge Halftime Report

Jei Florentino | February 1, 2018

Grades of Green is honored to mentor 20 Los Angeles schools competing in our 7th annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge! Each school participates by setting up a Grades of Green Team, and developing a waste reduction program consisting of Trash Free Lunches and Waste Sorting Stations. After conducting an eco-consultation at the beginning of the …

International Straw Free Day

Jordan Chang | February 1, 2018

The Straw Free Movement Bas Les Pailles, a non-governmental organization in France, is preparing to launch the first ever International Straw Free Day! International Straw Free Day falls on February 3rd. Organizations in over 20 different countries have already to agreed to go straw-free in solidarity with Bas Les Pailles. Be a part of this …

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 …