Testimonials

Amy Johnson

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

I am just so proud of the kids. It is really taking off, and they don’t even need reminders anymore to recycle, they just get it. -Amy Johnson, teacher Chapman Elementary School (2012-13 participant)

Rupam Soni

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

We see trash-sorting systems, composting in place that can be sustained year after year after year, we see young students engaged in the process and making sure that it’s happening. All these schools that are participating in the challenge are winners. – Rupam Soni, Environmental Engineer, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Nancy Parsons

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Our students took ownership in the Challenge. They wanted to make a difference at school and in the community. 80% of our kids pack trash free at least once per week, we compost at lunch, and our school produces just one bag of trash at lunch each day. – Nancy Parsons, Principal Lunada Bay Elementary …

Libby Marsh

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Thanks for the opportunity to be in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge! It has been a great learning experience for our kids, teachers, and parents!   -Libby Marsh, Grades of Green Chair, Trinity Lutheran School, Whittier, CA

Danielle Spangler

gogadmin | October 23, 2015

Thank you to Grades of Green for coming to our school & delivering an AMAZING, FUN, and INFORMATIVE assembly! You ladies have it down! Thank you, I am sure you motivated more students to try harder at becoming trash “free” at our school! Once again we are so thrilled to be part of this challenge …

Kimberly Katsuyama

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

Happy Earth Week! I was just talking to someone last week about how “green” is the new norm with our kids, and how awesome that will be for the planet as they grow up.

Kelly Martin

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

“I love the Earth because it gives me everything I need in life: food and vegetables; trees for oxygen and making wood for houses; and flowers for making presents and making houses look pretty.

Shelley Benke

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

Thanks for all you do. When I think about “change” this is probably the biggest, best change I’ve seen at GV in the 30 years I’ve been “associated” with the school (my oldest daughter is 38).

Mike Assum

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

Girls, you represent what makes America great!

Kage, Max & Ellie Geoghegan

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

I learned not to waste water. When I brush my teeth I turn off the faucet. (Kage) 7 yrs, 1st grade When we see trash on the beach we pick it up so it does not wash away into the ocean and get the sea animals sick. (Max) 9 yrs, 3rd grade Don’t litter. At school …

Kim Waller

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

“I take short showers now, because then I do not use so much water”

Christina Clayton

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

Good Morning, Grand View Elementary, Last year I read a Daily Breeze article about your school’s environmental program. I was impressed with your program and, having grown up in the area, I have a particular fondness for “back home”. All the best to Grand View Elementary and your school district in progressive environmental endeavors.

Allison Ludlow

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

I have to say that volunteering to convert our school into a “green” school is so rewarding and so much fun…..it beats anything else by far!

Adam Shapiro

gogadmin | May 4, 2014

Thanks to the teachings of Grades of Green, Adam brings a reusable water bottle to all sports practices and games!