Grades of Green Nonprofit Helps Make Conserving Electricity Second Nature for Today’s Youth.
"Grades of Green was founded in 2009
by four Grand View Elementary School moms who wanted to make
environmental protection second nature for today’s youth".
"At the Lou Dantzler Prep Elementary School in Los Angeles,
third-grader Kirsten created an Earth Club of 30 members who meet
weekly to talk about everything environmental. The club has collected
2,000 pounds of clothing and shoes which were donated to a shelter. They
have also collected 5,000 pounds of e-waste.Kirsten also taught the club a “Green Cleaning” lesson where members
created non-toxic cleaning supplies they were able to take home, helping
to spread the word about cleaning power without dangerous fumes."
"The nonprofit recently received a $5,000 grant from Edison
International to continue its environmental protection programs."
"Added: October 14, 2014 | By Nora Mendoza"
“We got to make our school green and save our school some
green,” said Reece, a third-grader at Hermosa Valley Elementary School."
"Schools throughout the country are going green — but not by planting
lush lawns. Pre-kindergarten through high school students are going
green by helping conserve electricity and they are using free online
ideas and activities from the nonprofit Grades of Green."
June 21st "Jamila has spent over 15 years working with “at risk youth” and their
families in the areas of education and social work. Her project is a
20-week youth environmental training program, specifically
establishing a Youth Earth Club with two inner-city elementary schools
in the Los Angeles area. The club encourages students to promote
green initiatives, and to build awareness, responsibility and
accountability for our planet. Pollination Project funds will be used
for gardening equipment and supplies."
"About a year and a half ago I did something that some would say was outrageous.
I made a pledge to give away $1K a day to an individual social
change-maker, every day, for the rest of my life. This wasn't an easy
thing to pledge -- it represented a meaningful amount of money to me and
my family -- an amount that stretched me to the edge of my fear. But I
knew that life was demanding I do it."
December 6th "Jamila Banks founded the Youth Earth Club in Los Angeles, CA.""To
date, she’s offered 20 weeks of dynamic, creative and hands-on
environmental training to 60 “at risk” elementary school students- and
has done it all for free! She will launch her next 20 week program in
the spring, 2014."
"From the streets of Long Beach emerges a strong, powerful, soulful,
independent R&B artist and entrepreneur. Standing at six foot six,
La-Ty Banks, A.K.A. ‘TY Tha Sanger,’ A.K.A ‘Hurricane’ releases a
mixture of R&B as well as rap, in a way never done by any other
artist. With ten underground albums released since 2004, his most
recent works, ‘Dedicated’, ‘Devoted’ and his mixed tape ‘The Best of Me’ have created a buzz throughout the Los Angeles and Long Beach area."
'GO GREEN' 1st Annual Resource & Recycling Community Event
December 1st, 2012
"Grades of Green Youth Board Advisor, Kaitlyn Maleman, helped
Grades of Green school, Budlong Elementary in Los Angeles, at their first
annual Community Recycling Day held by nonprofit Foster and Banks Walk in Faith
Foundation. Kaitlyn manned a Grades of Green table where kids could play
interactive games to learn about what can and cannot be recycled, as well as
what natural resources common household items are made of. Kaitlyn also
used Grades of Green’s Trashy Trivia cards to
quiz students about ways to protect the Earth."
Foster & Banks partners with Budlong
Elementary School is located in Los Angeles, CA. "
"Budlong Elementary School was introduced to Grades of Green through their
partner school, Lou Dantzler Elementary. The Foster & Banks Walk in Faith
Foundation which is founded by environmentally minded parents registered
Budlong Elementary School on the Grades of Green website in fall 2012 and
quickly began launching a variety of programs to educate and inspire students
to care for the environment. The school hosted their 1st Annual Community Recycling
Day on December 1st, 2012 and filled a 28ft truck with all sorts of recyclables
including e-waste. The funds collected are being used to support the Earth
Club, which is a select group of 4th and 5thgrade students who plan to
implement campus wide recycling, Trash Free Tuesdays, and a community garden.
Funds raised from the campus wide recycling program will support after school
programs such as tutoring, mentoring and music workshops. Budlong Elementary
also has a book club for younger students who want to learn about the
environment through reading. Grades of Green is proud to have Budlong
Elementary as a Grades of Green school!"