Spring 2019 Waste Campaign FAQs

Is your new year’s 2019 goal to help your school or community go green? Grades of Green is excited to announce that we still have a spots open in our Spring 2019 Waste Campaign – a FREE semester-long program that guides eco leaders across the globe to create solutions to reduce waste in their communities. Click here to register your student team today!

Excited to learn more? Watch Waste Campaign Manager Emily Stewart answer FAQS about the Waste Campaign on Facebook Live.

Right now, Campaigns Teams from schools and community groups representing 40+ cities and 10 countries around the globe have joined the Waste Campaign, and are being paired with a Grades of Green Mentor to guide them through each step of the way. There is still time to join our global community of eco-leaders creating waste solutions - registration is open until January 11th.

Who can join the Waste Campaign?
Any group of at least 3 students and 1 adult lead can join as a Campaign Team. Campaign Teams can come from schools, community groups, after school clubs and more, and the adult lead can be a teacher, administrator, custodian, or parent volunteer. The Waste Campaign is designed for grades 6-12, but if you’re a passionate elementary age team, then your Mentor can help customize the program for you to participate.

How much time does it take to complete?
The Waste Campaign is a 4-month program that starts January 24th and ends in early April during Earth Month, when the winning Campaign Teams will be announced. The program is a minimum 15-hour time commitment over the course of the spring semester. We recommend that Campaign Teams meet at least once per week to work on their Waste Campaign Solution.

Can I build off of existing green projects at my school?
Yes! The Waste Campaign is a great way to expand your school or community group’s composting, recycling, or e-waste collection programs. If your school already has a green club, the Waste Campaign is a unique opportunity to join a global community and expand your eco achievements.