The 2016-2017 Trash Free Lunch Challenge schools are making reducing, reusing and recycling the cool thing to do! These 24 schools are working hard to decrease their lunchtime waste, and are launching student inspired campaigns to educate their school community. North Park Elementary school, located in Santa Clarita, is spreading the word about the school’s participation in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge by creating educational videos showing their community how to pack trash free lunches. These student-made videos are fun, engaging, and very informative! To check out the latest video made by the Northpark Grades of Green Team, click here! Interested in registering your school for the 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge? The wait list is now open! Email us at to learn more and to save your spot today.

The 2016-2017 Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch Challenge is officially underway, and our team is thrilled to kick off the year with our Eco-Consultation visits at participating schools! This week the team visited two schools that are participating in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge, both of which are representing a new Grades of Green school district, Saugus Union, located in Santa Clarita. North Park Elementary has a strong student leadership team that is excited and eager to take on the challenge, and Bridgeport Elementary school is represented by a group of 6th grade students who are looking forward to leading their school in the program. During the Eco-Consultation, the Grades of Green team tours the school campus and collects data in order to help the school map out their plan for rolling out a successful and sustainable Trash Free Lunch program. Interested in helping your school reduce waste? Register your school here to check out our Trash Free Lunches Activity to see how you can get started!