Maybe you’re interested in helping the environment and you don’t know what to do. You ask yourself, “what now?” Maybe you’re working on a Grades of Green activity but you don’t know where to start or how to expand your movement. Many students and leaders reach a point where they have an incredible idea or aspire to do more but don’t know how to make them a reality.

Rob Arnow didn’t let these doubts stop him. Rob previously worked as a freelance illustrator for Apple, the Washington Post, IBM, and many other influential organizations. Despite his busy schedule, Rob always made time for his true passion: political activism.

He campaigned for political and environmental issues, bringing these topics to the attention of his colleagues. His work even brought public campaign financing to the San Francisco mayoral race. Along the way, he experienced hardship and rejection, but he kept fighting for these issues.

Activist, Rob Arnow! is now the Founder and Creative Director of Incitement Design, where he combines his illustration background with activism. So why are we talking about Rob? Because Rob knows how hard it can be to start a movement and he is going to join us and share his story on our February 1st “Create a Movement Webinar!”

Stop whatever you’re doing and make some time on February 1st on your calendar and join us at 12 PM EST on Facebook in our “Create a Movement Webinar!” The “Create a Movement Webinar” addresses the first steps to starting your environmental and political activities and maximizing your impact. The Webinar will be on Facebook after the livestream so that you can watch it at your own leisure.

Stay tuned and get ready to be inspired!

In the spirit of eco-competitions and the new year, Grades of Green decided to host a Zero Waste Week Challenge between our Los Angeles and New York-based offices to see which group could create the least amount of waste over the first week of 2018! Both offices collected all of their trash and recyclables to be weighed and the number of pieces to be counted at the end of the week.

After conducting a litter audit report, we decided that there was a tie between both offices!

Although the Los Angeles office had less weight, the New York office had less pieces of trash. Both office teams utilized eco-friendly strategies such as buying food in bulk, using reusable items, attending farmers markets, and refusing single use items when possible. Check out the stats below:

Los Angles

# pieces: 60+

Weight: 1.5 pounds

New York

# pieces: 48

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Interested in creating a zero-waste movement? Tune into Grades of Green’s live Facebook webinar on February 1st to learn how you can start a movement of your own!