25 schools have been competing in Grades of Green’s 6th annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge, and have implemented awesome waste reduction programs in their school communities. Each of these schools has truly embraced the program, and we are so proud of their efforts.

After careful review, we are proud to announce the 6 finalist schools!
Elementary School Finalists (in no particular order): Lindstrom, McGaugh, Bridgeport
Middle School Finalists (in no particular order): Lindbergh, Macy Intermediate, Prairie Vista

Each school was a rock star in their own way, and as such we are pleased to award the following awards of recognition:

Citizens of the World – Best Education Program

King Middle School – Green Leaders of Tomorrow

Northpark Elementary – Best Student Leadership

Cesar Chavez Elementary – Best Super Sorters

Lynwood Middle School – Most Inspirational

Burcham Elementary – Eco Heroes Award

Ramona Elementary – Grades of Green MVP’s
Riviera Hall Elementary – 3R He”RRR”oes
Meadows Elementary – Greenest School Community
Viewpoint School – Best Composting Program
Bixby Elementary – Best Grades of Green Team
York Elementary – Best Eco-Posters

Congratulations to all of our schools! To read all about the success of the Trash Free Lunch Challenge schools, check out the links here: Santa Clarita Valley News (Northpark & Bridgeport), Santa Clarita Valley News (Bridgeport), Santa Clarita Valley News (Bridgeport).

This program would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors. We thank the following:  Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County 3rd District, City of Santa Monica, Lush Cosmetics, Northrop Grumman, Ukonserve, and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.

Interested in registering your school for the 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge? The wait list is now open! Email us at info@gradesofgreen.org for more information.