What can schools do after they participate in Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge? Vejar Elementary School decided to set a new goal to keep their Trash Free Lunches Program going! At the beginning of the 2015-2016 Trash Free Lunch Challenge, students at Vejar accumulated 15 bags of trash at lunchtime every day. After Grades of Green came and taught them about waste reduction and sorting, they reduced that amount to 6 bags of trash each day! In addition to reducing their waste by 60%, Vejar won the award for the best student led education program.

This year, their goal is to make 5 bags of trash or less each day! They kicked off their school year with a visit from Grades of Green where each grade level was reminded about the importance of packing trash free and using their sorting station correctly.

Interested in participating in the 2016-2017 Trash Free Lunch Challenge? Click here to register!