August 2015

26

Aug

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER ENCOURAGES LOCAL SCHOOL TO ENTER THE TRASH FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE

As head of security for the Sanitation Districts of LA County (LACSD) in Whittier, Rowland Becerra has become all too familiar with the processing of solid waste and recycling.

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26

Aug

2013’S TFLC WINNER USES THEIR WINNING GREEN ($$) TO CONTINUE GREENING

After competing amongst 17 schools in the 2013 Trash Free Lunch Challenge, Principal Nancy Parsons of Lunada Bay Elementary School in Palos Verdes was pleased to find that her students won a $1,000 education grant.

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26

Aug

MEET THE GRADES OF GREEN FALL INTERNS

Grades of Green is proud (and grateful!) to introduce our five Fall interns that are helping Grades of Green inspire and empower kids to care for the environment, Kaytee, Neelofer and MacKenzie.

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26

Aug

GRADES OF GREEN TEAM COLLECTS 10 POUNDS OF OCEAN-BOUND TRASH AT COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

After a couple of hours of scouring the beaches this past International Coastal Cleanup Day, Grades of Green volunteers and Youth Corps students collected 10 pounds of trash that would have been otherwise ocean-bound.

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26

Aug

SCHOOLS KICK-OFF 4TH ANNUAL TRASH FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE

24 L.A.-area schools are set to compete this year in Grades of Green’s fourth annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge.

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26

Aug

REGISTER NOW FOR THE GREEN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center on November 5-6.

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26

Aug

Sustainable Kids Partners with Grades of Green

Sustainable Kids creates progressive apparel for progressive schools.

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26

Aug

2013-14 Grades of Green Infographic

Did you know that Grades of Green helped schools divert 44,000 bags of trash from the landfill?

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26

Aug

JOB OPENING – APPLY NOW!

Grades of Green is on the lookout for a Trash Free Lunch Challenge Program Coordinator (Average of 10 hours/week from August-December).

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26

Aug

KEY TO THE SEA RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR LA SCHOOL

Key to the Sea is Heal the Bay’s free marine environmental education program for teachers and elementary school children (K-5) in Los Angeles County.

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26

Aug

VERTE 2014: A ROUSING SUCCESS! Featured in Yahoo News and Others

Grades of Green’s 2014 VERTE event at MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach on June 6th was an overwhelming success, raising awareness and funds to expand the program that inspires and empowers students to care for the environment.

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26

Aug

50 WAYS TO GO GREEN AND SUPPORT GRADES OF GREEN

Grades of Green is excited to partner with Deckopedia’s “50 Ways to Go Green,” a simple guide to making and sustaining eco-friendly habits.

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26

Aug

GREENER WAYS TO GRADUATE

Have you ever thought about what happens to all of those one-time use graduation gowns after the 90 minute ceremony?

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26

Aug

SANTA MONICA GRADES OF GREEN SCHOOLS PRESENT RESULTS TO CITY COUNCIL

Three Santa Monica schools who all participated in Grades of Green’s 2013-14 Trash Free Lunch Challenge presented the positive environmental change they made at their schools this year to the Santa Monica City Council.

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26

Aug

MISSION POSSIBLE: YOUTH CORPS STUDENT, AIDAN, REDUCING SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

8th grade student, Aidan is passionate about reducing the number of single use plastic water bottles used at his school.

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26

Aug

GRADES OF GREEN TALKS WITH MANNY ON THE STREETS AT KIISFM

Manny on the Streets at KIISFM interviewed Grades of Green Co-Founder, Kim Lewand Martin, for its February Community Council segment.

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26

Aug

ECO-SCAVENGER HUNT SUCCESS AT THE FARMERS MARKET GO GREEN KICK-OFF

Because of the generous donation from The Manhattan Beach Farmers Market and The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Owners, Grades of Green was able to inspire and empower kids and the local Manhattan Beach community to care for the environment at the Farmers Market on June 3rd.

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26

Aug

GRADES OF GREEN BOARD MEMBER SCORES SUPREME COURT WIN IN URBAN RUNOFF CASE

As covered in the LA Times, “the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California’s coastal waters.”

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26

Aug

WASHINGTON’S GREEN CUSTODIAN AWARDED CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach, California was the first runner up in Grades of Green’s 2012-13 Trash Free Lunch Challenge.

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26

Aug

Youth Corps Student Speaks at SBCCOG About Being Waste Free

Youth Corps student Jane shared her tips on how to live a waste free lifestyle at the January 23rd South Bay Cities Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting with Grades of Green Programs and Outreach Manager, Allie Bussjaeger.

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