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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Apr
05

Introducing Food Waste Prevention Week!

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April 10-16 is Food Waste Prevention Week! Join Clark County in celebrating our second year partnering with the Food Waste Prevention campaign. This year, the Washington State Department of Ecology is encouraging you to be a food waste prevention partner. Keep reading to learn the origin story of Food Waste Prevention Week, including information on...

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Feb
10

Get to Know Kris Potter!

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 Say hello to Kris Potter, the first paid School Garden Coordinator in Clark County! I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris to discuss how she became a professional School Garden Coordinator at Battle Ground Public School's River Homelink. Kris shared tips and inspiration for planning school gardens and some stories from her experie...

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Feb
08

EarthGen Winter Teacher Training Recap

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On Thursday, Feb. 2, EarthGen and Clark County Green Schools hosted the Winter Teacher Training at the West Park Community Room in downtown Vancouver. Teachers from all areas of education throughout Clark County, came together to learn how and why certification with EarthGen is valuable. The leaders of EarthGen provided guidance and advice in a col...

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Feb
08

Hockinson Middle School Compost Launch

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Clark County Green Schools is excited to announce the expansion of sort tables within the Hockinson School District! The Green Team at Hockinson Middle School remembered sorting their lunch waste in elementary school and asked the question, "why don't we sort our waste here?" With approximately half the student body as Hockinson Elementary, the mid...

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Dec
16

Register today! New school garden workshops for teachers

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Do you have a school garden or outdoor learning area but don't know how to use it? Good news! The Lower Columbia Nature Network, Lower Columbia School Gardens, Master Gardener Program at WSU Extension, and ESD 112 have teamed up to provide a workshop series to help you find your way and get the tools you need to succeed. These worksh...

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