As VERTE 2019 draws near, we are cooking up a storm in anticipation!
Gourmet Global Tasting Menu Representing Grades of Green Eco-Leaders
We will be noshing on a gourmet global tasting menu at VERTE courtesy of Chef Octavio Sabado. Chef Sabado is creating an exclusive meal experience similar to Epcot Center at Disney World where you can sample cuisines from around the world – all countries and areas representing a Grades of Green school. We’ll be dining on everything from Mediterranean cuisine representing Turkey to Texas BBQ!
LA Confidential named the Westdrift Hotel and Restaurant one of the top reasons why celebs are suddenly flocking to Manhattan Beach. “Westdrift channels beach-cum-urbane chic. Its lobby intentionally echoes the Manhattan Beach pier with massive wood pilings, while the indoor-outdoor eatery, Jute, overseen by SLS Bazaar’s Octavio Sabado, continues the city’s celeb-chef love affair,” wrote LA Confidential Lifestyle reporter Alexandria Abramian. Executive Chef Octavio Sabado’s Jute Coastal Bar and Restaurant was also named a Best New Restaurant by Tasting Table.
You will not want to miss all that he has prepared for VERTE 2019!
Chef Sabado honed his skills under Chef Jose Andres, the Michelin starred Spanish chef known for his international cooking style and philanthropic food efforts, at The Bazaar and the luxury SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. With some serious international cooking experience under his belt, Chef Sabado is the right chef for this task.
We look forward to celebrating with you, on April 20th at the Westdrift Hotel. Table Sponsorships are still available. You can purchase tickets to VERTE 2019 here.
Facing Environmental Challenges Together!
Grades of Green schools can be found all over the world. Currently, Grades of Green schools span 17 different countries. These schools have implemented Grades of Green activities all around the world while providing a variety of international viewpoints and answers to environmental problems. Many of these solutions can be applied to countries with similar climates, such as using mulch to help soil with water retention- saving water in the process, as St. Roza has shown us. By joining Grades of Green, schools become part of a Global network where they have multiple opportunities to communicate with each other. After all, solutions from 615 (and counting!) schools are better than one!
Last semester, the Global Water Challenge brought Millard Extension from Nebraska and Water Challenge Winner St. Roza from Uganda together. The two schools communicated frequently through Google Classroom. After last year’s challenge, these two schools have kept in contact and are continuing to help each other with their environmental goals!
This year, we have over 40 schools in 10 different countries participating in the 2018 Spring Water Challenge! We’re pairing each school with a buddy school so that people can share their experiences, insights, and inspirations. Through increased communication, schools will be able to learn about other ways to tackle environmental solutions! Moreover, students get to learn about different cultures across the map in their shared goal towards a more environmental conscious world.
If you haven’t registered yet, feel free to register your school with Grades of Green here! You’ll receive FREE downloadable resources and one-on-one staff advisor support year-round.