Clark County Green News

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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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Feb
20

Upcoming Clark County Green Schools Events

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Elementary Student Summit - April 11th We're back with another round of our Elementary Student Summit on Thursday, April 11th! This Summit will take place at Clark College in the Gaiser Student Center from 9:30am-1:30pm. We invite green teams from elementary schools within Clark County to join us for a fun day to learn about how we can care for the...

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Sep
27

Apply for the Waste Not Washington School Awards!

Apply for the Waste Not Washington School Awards!

To help schools accomplish their sustainability goals and incorporate more environmental concepts into curricula, the Washington State Department of Ecology is offering awards of up to $5,000 through their Waste Not Washington School Awards program. This is a great opportunity if you need some extra support to expand an existing project or want to&...

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Jun
12

Observing Lasting Change: La Center School District

The Clark County Green Schools team partnered with La Center School District to roll out a district wide cafeteria composting program this year! Our team worked collaboratively with La Center students and staff to collect data about cafeteria waste by completing waste audits.  The waste audit is the most informative data Clark County Gree...

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May
04

Celebrating Community Partnerships Between Schools and a Local Bike Repair Shop

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Have you ever noticed a bike tube on your school's compost bin? These bike tubes have been repurposed from a local bike shop to help fasten compost cart liners to the bins - keeping bins cleaner and allowing the liners to be reused!  One of the most common contaminants found in Clark County's recycling and compost stream is plastic and compost...

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Apr
13

Elementary Student Summit Recap

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In March, Clark County Green Schools and EarthGen hosted the Elementary Student Summit at Clark College. The theme of the event was green team action and sharing. A total of 70 students from seven elementary schools attended the event – representing the many efforts to improve sustainability in schools across Clark County. The morning half of the s...

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