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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Jun
12

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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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!

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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Apr
30

How does your garden grow?

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We know a lot has changed in the last few months and school gardens are a big one! Many of you look forward to being outdoors with your students planting and tending to your garden beds. This year is different and we feel it with you! We're working with partners to create systems to better support your school garden efforts. Please t...

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Apr
16

Join us for Earth Week Bingo!

Not only is this the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but this celebration of the planet that provides for us was founded by a Clark County native! Help us celebrate Earth Day and Clark County's long history of caring for our environment with a fun BINGO game. Complete any five activities to be entered to win prizes! Click on the links to g...

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