Sami Springs is Clark County Green Schools' newest team member. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Spanish, Sami moved to Portland to pursue a career in sustainability education and programs. She served as an AmeriCorps member with Portland Public Schools, teaching students...

Sami Springs is Clark County Green Schools' newest team member. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Spanish, Sami moved to Portland to pursue a career in sustainability education and programs. She served as an AmeriCorps member with Portland Public Schools, teaching students about sustainability and implementing resource conservation strategies. Sami has also worked as the Education Coordinator with SCRAP, a nonprofit focused on creative reuse. She is very passionate about educating others about climate change, advocating for social justice and volunteering in her local community. When Sami's off the clock, she enjoys seeing live music, hanging out with friends, petting dogs and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Aug
26

2021-2022 School Food Service Plan

Clark County Public Health's School Health and Safety team put together some great cafeteria food service guidance for students and staff to follow this year. This is in line with the CDC's requirements for K-12 schools. We highly encourage schools to follow this guidance and continue to reduce waste in the cafeteria by using milk di...
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Aug
04

2020-2021 EarthGen Certifications

2020-2021 EarthGen Certifications
We are blown away by all the Clark County schools that were able to complete EarthGen certifications this year! Eight schools certified in various categories, with many completing the new At-Home Action category. Check out all the amazing projects they accomplished below. Camas High School  Camas High School certified in the At-Home ...
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Jul
30

Recycling and waste reduction tips to start the year off right!

Recycling and waste reduction tips to start the year off right!
With the beginning of the schoolyear right around the corner, we want to make sure you have the right tools to properly recycle and reduce waste at your school. Recycling can be confusing, but we're here to help you with any recycling supplies and offer some tips for you to be successful in your sustainability efforts. If you need any recyclin...
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Jun
03

2020-2021 Year in Review

2020-2021 Year in Review
This has certainly been a year unlike any other, but schools around Clark County rose up to the challenges they faced and made some incredible things happen. Students, teachers, administrators, and building operators all worked together to create new projects and find different solutions to make their homes and schools more sustainable. We are...
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May
17

Recap of Clark County Green Schools' first ever Virtual Student Summits

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Clark County Green Schools teamed up with EarthGen (formerly Washington Green Schools) to host Virtual Student Summits this year for elementary, middle school, and high school students. It looked a little different, but it was every bit as fun, informative, and engaging as years past. Hosting it virtually also gave us the abilit...
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