Grades of Green is recruiting for its 6th Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge to inspire students and school communities to be trash-free, care for the environment and reduce lunchtime trash!  All elementary and middle schools in the greater Los Angeles area are invited to register for the Challenge, as long as they do not have a lunchtime waste reduction program already in place. By participating in the Challenge, students learn new waste free habits they will carry with them for a lifetime, such as how to reduce, reuse and recycle.  On average participating schools reduce lunchtime waste by 70%, and winning schools reduce waste by over 90%!

By participating in this free program, each school will receive a personal Grades of Green Advisor, an eco-starter kit worth $1,000 in prizes, and a chance to compete for a $1,000 science grant.  To ensure each school’s efforts in the Challenge will be sustainable for years to come, Grades of Green also offers year-after-year guidance and will provide a follow-up assembly for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you’re interested in being one of only 25 schools selected to compete in Grades of Green’s 2016-2017 Trash Free Lunch Challenge, please email us at or call us at 310-607-0175 to learn more about the program and to reserve your spot today! Want to learn more? Here’s a quick video about the Trash Free Lunch Challenge.