Grades of Green would not be possible without the support of people that care about the environment and want to help make a difference. Each year, Grades of Green hosts VERTE to raise funds for our programs and each year we have different live auction items that our supporters can bid on. This year, one of our live auction item experiences included a Costa Rica Adventure donated by Bodhi Surf + Yoga. This one-of-a-kind experience included weeklong, holistic, and well-rounded surf and yoga camps in none other than the beautiful Costa Rica! All of the proceeds from this item will go to supporting students within our programs, like our Water and Waste Campaigns.

Grades of Green is excited to inspire and empower kids around the globe to advocate for improving waste and water issues in their community. We plan on doing this through our Water and Waste Campaigns where we will continue to work one-on-one with student groups around the world to research water or waste issues in their community, come up with some innovative solutions to those environmental issues, and then educate their community on how to implement those solutions. This fall, Grades of Green will be working with student groups to develop customized water quality and water conservation solutions. Any student in grades 6th – 12th can participate for free, and the programs will be open to school groups, after school programs, sports teams, community teams, and more! The winning campaign teams will also receive a $500 grant to go toward expanding their innovative water solutions, and one grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 grant.

If you are interested in joining either of these movements, email us at for more information on how you can get involved. Looking to get inspired? Here’s a video example from a past Water Campaign Team! When you’re ready to join our Water Campaign, click here to register.

Something special is happening on May 5th. Join us at our annual Grades of Green gala, Verte 2018, for an unforgettable night of fun and inspiration in support of the next generation of leaders.

Purchase your tickets here!

Interested in being a Verte 2018 sponsor? Click here for more details!


Plaza Courtyard PCT. 200 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245


6pm ~ Cocktails, Silent Auction, Interactive Art Installation

7:30pm ~ Dinner, Awards, Program, Live Auction

After party ~ Dessert, DJ, Dancing and Fun!

Master of Ceremonies: 

Court Crandall

Honoring the City of Santa Monica, a leader in municipal climate action, and announcing our Environmental Leader Award Winner.

Dinner from The Paella Project and George Lopez’s Chignon Kitchen. Tequila donated by Nosotros.

Grades of Green started just nine years ago at one school in Southern California. Since then, we have grown to inspire and empower more than half a million students across 44 states and 20 countries to take action and care for our environment. Your support enables us to mentor young people and provide them with the leadership skills, resources and connections they need to solve today’s environmental challenges. Even though these kids are collectively conserving (literally) millions of gallons of water, diverting tons of waste from landfills and creating measurable differences – the biggest impact is their voice. At Grades of Green we’re mobilizing an entire generation to tackle local challenges that lead to global impact.