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Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Jun
12

Pleasant Valley Primary earns Washington Green Schools certification despite school closure - you can too!

Pleasant Valley Primary earns Washington Green Schools certification despite school closure - you can too!
As COVID-19 closed schools down, many Green Teams were just getting their environmental projects off the ground. Lots of schools all over the county had plans to certify as a Washington Green School and for some, those plans were put on hold. The supportive team at Washington Green Schools organized a few Zoom report card work sessions to...
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Jun
12

2019-2020 Year in Review

2019-2020 Year in Review
Green Teams in schools throughout Clark County did some amazing work this school year. We are so proud of all their efforts to make their schools, and the greater community, more "green." Students, staff and volunteers showed immense commitment to sustainability in schools and being leaders in the community, showing what it can look like ...
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Jun
10

Green Schools AmeriCorps adapts her work to meet hunger needs in Clark County

Green Schools AmeriCorps adapts her work to meet hunger needs in Clark County
Clark County Green Schools utilizes the AmeriCorps program to extend our reach in Clark County schools. It's a national employment program that pairs young people with service opportunities. I've been serving in the program since October. As the AmeriCorps Green Schools Environmental Outreach Coordinator, my main duties were to conduct school lunch...
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May
14

May 18th - 40 years since the eruption of Mount St. Helens

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption. On May 18th, 1980, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mount St. Helens. This triggered a landslide on the north side of the mountain, and in turn, a huge air blast shot up ash, stone, and other superheated material into the sky. Pyroclastic flows filled with ash, lava, and g...
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May
13

Get help finishing up your Washington Green Schools certification!

Get help finishing up your Washington Green Schools certification!
This school year definitely didn't end up how any of us would have imagined. Many of you had environmental action projects at different stages of completion. Life has been turned upside down and we're all trying to figure out how to end the year well. Washington Green Schools has been working hard to assist schools in finishing up their report card...
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