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The Grades of Green Program was first implemented at Grand View Elementary School in Manhattan Beach, California, in order to raise environmental awareness among kids.

It started as a parent-run volunteer program that was hands-on and focused on being a support team for the broader school community. The program became a huge success as it not only inspired children to make a difference, but it also resulted in significant savings for the school. It engaged parents and raised interests among the community to continue rolling out this program in other schools.

Since then, Grades of Green has become a non-profit organization, partnered with a local waste hauler and aligned its efforts with the City Council and School Boards to expand the program. The success of the program has led us to receive numerous awards and be nationally spotlighted in magazines and television programs such, as “Curiosity Quest Goes Green” on PBS.