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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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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May
10

New Clark County School Grounds and Gardens Map

New Clark County School Grounds and Gardens Map
We are pleased to announce that our new Clark County School Grounds and Gardens Map is now live! Over this past year, we've collected information on various gardens and outdoor features you might find at schools around the county. We hope this map will be used to not only showcase these amazing schoolyards but inspire other scho...
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May
03

Farewell from Michelle Sanow

Farewell from Michelle Sanow
May 3rd will be my last day at Clark County leading the Green Schools program as I will be moving on to start my own consulting business. One of my projects will be creating more opportunity for youth to access nature, so we may interact again! I am so grateful for the time I've had with so many of you. Your work inspires me. You inspire me. I...
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Apr
29

Washougal High School changes to real dishware and ditches the disposables

Washougal High School changes to real dishware and ditches the disposables
What if more students enjoyed their school lunch on a washable plate instead of paper boat or plastic clamshell and with an actual fork instead of plastic fork? What would the dining experience be like? How much waste could be reduced? Would money be saved by investing in durable dishware? What about more scratch cooking instead of p...
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