As of this writing, Grades of Green Eco-Leaders have diverted over 400 tons of waste, protected over 16 million gallons of water, and were instrumental in four legislations that banned single-use plastics. The impact our Eco-Leaders have had over the past ten years is truly monumental. The annual VERTE gala is a time to recognize the accomplishments of our hard-working Eco-Leaders, all around the globe, and ensure that they have the tools necessary to lead their generation to a brighter, more sustainable, future.

This year, as a special ‘Thank You’ to all our generous donors, we have several surprises in store to make VERTE 2019 an event you’ll never forget.

Ten years of environmental mentor-ship is an accomplishment worthy of an equally impressive venue. At the westdrift Manhattan Beach Autograph Collection Hotel, guests will be lavished with comfort and luxury by a five-star staff. Having completed a multi-million-dollar renovation just last year, westdrift effortlessly combines east-coast elegance and the laid-back vibe of coastal California.

westdrift Manhattan Beach Autograph Collection Hotel

LA Confidential named the westdrift Hotel and Restaurant one of the top reasons why celebs are suddenly flocking to Manhattan Beach. “Westdrift channels beach-cum-urbane chic. Its lobby intentionally echoes the Manhattan Beach pier with massive wood pilings, while the indoor-outdoor eatery, Jute, overseen by SLS Bazaar’s Octavio Sabado, continues the city’s celeb-chef love affair,” wrote LA Confidential Lifestyle reporter Alexandria Abramian.

Executive Chef Octavio Sabado’s Jute Coastal Bar and Restaurant was also named a Best New Restaurant by Tasting Table. He will be preparing a Global Tasting Menu for the guests at VERTE to experience culinary innovations and cuisines from around the world – all countries and areas representing a Grades of Green school.

We look forward to celebrating with you, on April 20th at the westdrift Manhattan Beach Hotel. Table Sponsorships are still available. You can purchase tickets to VERTE 2019 here.