Grades  of Green is thrilled to welcome our summer intern, Gunner! Check out his story below to learn about how his passions help Grades of Green carry out its mission to inspire and empower students to care for their environment.

Gunner is an intern at the Grades of Green’s LA office. He is on track to graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in March of 2018 and will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science with a concentration in Environmental Assessment. Throughout his educational career, he has gained knowledge in the complexities of Earth systems and understands how essential it is that humans protect the environment. After graduating from Cal Poly, he would like to work on developing sustainable technologies that would help preserve Earth’s Environmental systems. Gunner is eager to join the Grades of Green team and hopes he can help them empower youth to care the environment by supporting Grades of Green’s Youth Corps Eco-Leadership ProgramTrash Free Lunch Challenge, and 40+ Eco-Activities.

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Grades of Green Youth Corps Eco-Leadership students Lila M. and Sienna A. were interviewed by food coach and fitness & nutrition reporter Lori Corbin on ABC7 News! The segment highlighted Grand View Elementary School where Grades of Green first started back in 2010. Although the school has already taken on multiple Grades of Green Activities from Walk to School Wednesdays and trash-free lunches to composting and replacing paper flyers with reusable chalk boards, Grand View plans to continue its efforts to make a better planet. Check out the video clip here to learn more about how Grades of Green is carrying out its mission to inspire and empower kids to care for the environment.

Grades of Green students in Manhattan Beach teach others on how to save the planet _ abc7.

From wetlands and wildlife to waste reduction and food rescue, guests at the 2017 LA Environmental Education Fair (LAEEF) learned about environmental resources from all over the Los Angeles region, enjoyed delicious food from food trucks, and even experienced live entertainment! Grades of Green joined in on the fun by hosting a booth with the Grades of Green Natural Resources matching game where guests matched manmade items to the natural resource it came from. Because the fair took place at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden, everyone was delighted by the beautiful scenery and great weather as well as the occasional peacock freely roaming around. Want to learn more about the environmental education resources Grades of Green provides? Check out our Trash Free Lunch Challenge and Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program, or click here to register and unlock Grades of Green’s 40+ Activities!