Dear Grades of Green Team,

A BIG thank you to you! We appreciate your help in getting started. The assembly and presentation was amazing! This really helped students understand how they can help the environment and take an active role. The teachers were jazzed as well and want to start this in our lounge so they too, can participate.

Many thanks for what you do!

The Grades of Green Team at Santa Monica High School is taking on Grades of Green’s Students In Action Activity to implement green projects in their community. From solar panel installation and campus composting to bans on water bottles and Expo Markers, this team hopes to improve not just one but several areas of the environment! Using the MISO (Media, Interview, Survey, Observation) which is currently being developed by Green Team teacher Ben Kay, students developed a clear plan to gather research on their chosen topic as well as ideas on who they need to present their research to in order to create real change. The final portion of their projects will include an awareness campaign on their topic to help educate their fellow peers and community members on environmental issues. Interested in creating a Green Team at your school but don’t know what activities to start with? Click here to register your school and gain access to Grades of Green’s Activities 40+ Activities!


Grades of Green is excited to host its first ever webinar on Facebook Live about improving air quality through establishing a No Idle Zone! Schools across the country are invited to join us on February 22nd as we explain the dangers of toxic car emissions and how students, parents, teachers and volunteers can take action to spread awareness about air pollution and improve their school environment. The Webinar is a great way to help schools implement Grades of Green’s No Idle Zone Activity, with step-by-step instructions to encourage drivers to turn off car engines as they wait at school drop-off and pick-up areas. According to Hamilton County Environmental Services and Air Watch Northwest, 3 pounds of pollution per month is put into the air for just one vehicle drop-off and pick-up at a school. Reducing idling on school campuses greatly reduces emissions, which also shrinks the school’s carbon footprint and helps clear the air our children breathe. Through the interactive webinar, participants will be able to post comments in real time on Facebook and ask Grades of Green experts questions as we go, creating a dialogue that will give everyone the tools that they need to jumpstart the Activity. We are excited to offer the first 20 schools that join the webinar and take on the No Idle Zone Activity a FREE banner that students can display in front of their schools to remind drivers to turn off their engines


Grades of Green has been featured in the prestigious Conscious Magazine. Each Conscious Magazine Issue showcases the creative and innovative ideas that have had tangible impacts around the world.


Our staff members combined our green minds and collaborated on a piece that has just been published in the environmentally friendly magazine! The piece highlights the link between Grades of Green, and the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs highlight all of the important humanitarian goals (including combating climate change) that the UN hopes to accomplish by the year 2030. Both Grades of Green and the SDG’s each aim to oversee and contribute to positive environmental changes in the world.


We are honored to be a part of such a socially impactful and important magazine. A big thank you goes out to Conscious Magazine for this opportunity that showcases who we are, and how impactful Grades of Green has been in making environmental protection second nature in young minds today.
Go grab your copy of this quarter’s Conscious Magazine today, located at Barnes and Nobles!

Please help us welcome Susan Warshaw as the new Executive Director of Grades of Green! We are excited and honored to have Susan lead Grades of Green as we continue to change the course of the future by making environmental protection second-nature in young minds.

“I’m eager to lead the Grades of Green team as we inspire and empower more students around the nation and the world to care for the environment. From our start at one school just a short while ago, we are quickly expanding to meet the need for K-12 environmental education that brings students, parents and the larger school community together for sustainable results,” explains Warshaw.

Get to know Susan here and say come say hi at outreach events around Southern California.

Click here to view the release and share with others!

Interested in joining the Grades of Green staff, intern and volunteer team? Email for more information.

Media Coverage:

My Social Good News

The Beach Reporter

The Easy Reader 

Tune into KIIS FM (and the affiliated stations below) this Sunday, October 30th to hear the latest Grades of Green happenings! KIIS FM’s Alex On The Mic interviewed our very own Megan about everything Grades of Green.


-KIIS FM 102.7 at 7:20 AM

-KYSR FM 98.7 at 6:10 AM

-KLAC AM 570 at 6:30 AM

-KRRL FM 92.3 at 7:00 AM