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Share Table Debut at Lincoln Elementary


Clark County Green Schools recently visited Lincoln Elementary School for the launch of their new share table, which collects students' uneaten food and redistributes it to those in need.  A share table is a designated location where students can place their unwanted leftover food items. Food that can be placed on the share tabl...

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Restarting Cafeteria Recycling and Composting


The Center for Green Schools recently hosted a webinar focusing on best practices and strategies for restarting school cafeteria recycling and composting programs halted by COVID-related disruptions. Panelists discussed common barriers to restarting cafeteria waste sorting, successful strategies for overcoming them, and helpful resources for e...

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Food Waste Prevention Week: How Students Can Get Involved


April 4 - 8 is Food Waste Prevention Week! Clark County Public Health is joining the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preventing food waste in our community to save money, protect the environment, and reduce hunger. There are many fun opportunities for you and your students to get involved in Food Waste Prevention ...

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International Women's Day: Paving the Way for Girls in STEM


March 8th is International Women's Day, and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some environmental activists and sustainability leaders from around the world who are paving the way for the next generation of girls in STEM. According to the UN, women represent only 33% of all researchers, receive fewer research grants than their...

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Setting Up a New School Garden and Outdoor Classroom Space

The Lower Columbia Nature Network (LCNN) recently hosted a teacher workshop highlighting the value of outdoor classrooms and gardens in our local schools. This workshop focused on various topics including how to start a new school garden and outdoor learning space, garden organization, summer garden maintenance and resources available for educ...

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