There is no better community event for Grades of Green than one focused on students! This week we attended two events in our community. Youth Corps eco-leader Leslie educated and inspired nearly one hundred teens and adults at Marine Teen Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She used Grades of Green’s Eco-Wheel to teach Aquarium guests interesting water, waste, toxins, energy, air, and earth facts. Many students were also interested in getting their school involved in Grades of Green’s Water Challenge, which is a great way to engage teens in environmental issues affecting their local water supply.

The Grades of Green team also hosted a short workshop with Amigos Unidos Manhattan Beach to train their teen volunteers on how to inspire and empower their peers to care for the environment. Twenty volunteers learned about the importance of waste reduction as well as simple things they could be doing to help care for the environment including reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting.

Are you inspired to care for the environment? Grades of Green is currently recruiting schools from across the globe to join our Spring 2018 Water Challenge! For more info, email us at today.

Although much of California has seen relief from its years of drought, much of the state’s rainfall also increases its urban runoff which can negatively impact water quality at beaches. Many Californians know not to go to the beach after a rainstorm due to the increased levels of bacteria and other contaminants which can cause skin rashes, gastrointestinal illnesses, hepatitis, and more – not to mention the increased levels of straws, plastics, and other trash!

Want to help protect California’s coast? Whether you’re an individual or a corporation with enthusiastic employees, join Grades of Green at Dockweiler Beach on Saturday, September 16th for Coastal Cleanup Day – a day where thousands of Californians will volunteer to clean their waterways and help protect the ocean! All participants are invited to pack a trash-free lunch and stay after the event to get to know Grades of Green staff, students, and other supporters. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle and sunglasses!

Date & time: Saturday, September 16 | 9am – 12pm

Location: Tower 54 | 11999 Vista Del Mar @ Imperial Hwy, Playa Del Rey, 90293

RSVP: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jei Florentino at or call (310) 607-0175. You can also RSVP on our Facebook event page!