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Grades of Green

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Grades of Green aims to teach students the many ways in which their every day choices can make a change for the better in our environment. By educating our students on the importance of recycling all waste (including classroom, lunch and technology) and visiting the library for books (rather than purchasing brand new), we are changing life long patterns that will make a difference in sustaining our planet. The program is led by Chrissie Clay and Rachel Tornek.


Grades of Green supports many programs including: 

Trash Free Lunch


Start the new school year off right and pack a trash-free lunch EVERY day! Throughout the year, kids who are trash-free or sort their lunchtime waste into recycling and compost will receive raffle tickets for chances to win exciting prizes like free Fresh Brothers pizza and Skechers shoes!

Help your child make a difference by packing them a lunch that doesn’t generate any trash. It builds their self esteem, promotes healthy eating, and helps save our planet! Take a step and pack a trash free lunch!

Recycle E-waste

This year Grand View is participating in Waste Management’s Cartridges for Kid’s program. For any of the items listed below that you donate, Grand View receives a rebate. Please drop off all donations in the PTA Workroom at GV.

  • Cell Phones
  • GPS Devices
  • Inkjet & Laser Cartridges
  • iPads & e-Readers
  • Laptops
  • iPods & MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video Games & Consoles



Education starts at home. Make sure you take the time to listen next time your child has something to teach you! Take a step and make the environment a priority at home.



  • LA County Green Leadership Award
  • 2009 EPA Environmental Award
  • Certificate of Congressional Commendation
  • South Bay Environmental Hero Award
  • Environmental SBBEC Steward of the Year
  • Environmental Education Award
  • Speaker at the “Adventures in Sustainability” Forum in Ontario
  • S. Mayoral Conference “National” Award for Successful Public/Private Partnership