Waste Campaign Deadline Extended

Attention Students and Adult Leads!

The 2020 Waste Campaign’s deadline has been extended to May 15 due to the Coronavirus.

We understand that school closures and event cancellations impact your original plans for the outreach portion of your project and your advisor is here to help you find creative ways to impact your community! As for judging: don’t worry! Of course, when we get to scoring, we will take into consideration the effect that the coronavirus has had on your project.

Get Bonus Points Right Now!

Join our Online Focus Group

We are working with a student group from the University of Southern California (USC) called LACI to host two online focus groups of Grades of Green’s students. The purpose of the focus group is to get feedback and find ways to improve Grades of Green’s programs. Each student attending will receive an Eco-Friendly goody as a thank you!

The focus groups will be online, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST on Saturday, April 4th. Please let us know if you know any other students who would like to participate.

3 Minute Online Survey

Please complete this online survey about your experience with Grades of Green. If you need help, a parent can fill out the survey on your behalf. The survey should take no more than 3 minutes.

Each team that submits surveys by March 31st will receive 3 bonus points for their Waste Campaign final score! Submissions after March 31st will still receive 1 bonus point.

Contact your Advisor!

Advisors have reached out to every team and will continue to provide you with support! Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns:

• Jordan Chang – jordanc@gradesofgreen.org
• Anjuli Koentopp – anjulik@gradesofgreen.org
• Helen Lu – helenl@gradesofgreen.org
• Robyn Murphy – robynm@gradesofgreen.org
• Cathy Procopio – cathyp@gradesofgreen.org

Collaborate with Your Group Virtually

The best way to continue to collaborate with your team is to do so virtually. We will be producing a useful guide to help you meet and collaborate online using a variety of options, so check back soon for more information. In the meantime, we recommend the following platforms:

Belouga – Video chat can be started by your adult lead and/or advisor.
Skype – Free account. Works on nearly all platforms.
Zoom Meetings – Free account. Works on nearly all platforms.
Google Hangouts – Free using a Google account.

How to Produce Advocacy Videos Remotely

Just because you can’t meet in person, doesn’t mean you can’t advocate for the environment! We’ll be putting together a guide to help your team produce a powerful video to use for the outreach portion of your campaign project – even when you’re not able to get together. Stay tuned for our guide!