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
17

Gaiser Middle School earns the county's first At-Home certification

Gaiser Middle School earns the county's first At-Home certification
Earlier this year we worked with Earth Gen, formerly Washington Green Schools, to come up with a way schools could still work on environmental projects as a group and even receive state-wide certification while learning at home. Early in the school year the At-Home certification category was announced and it became the seventh certificati...
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Apr
17

Register today - Virtual Student Summit coming in May

Register today - Virtual Student Summit coming in May
Like most everything else this year, the Clark County Student Summit will look different. We've gone virtual, AND we've created two Summits to have an age specific experience for everyone.  We're excited to bring a career focus to this year's Summit. Explore different tracks and hear from people working in various fields related to sustainabil...
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Mar
15

Virtual Student Summit announced - Save the date!

Virtual Student Summit announced - Save the date!
Clark County Green Schools and EarthGen, formerly Washington Green Schools, have  partnered for over a decade to bring the Student Summit to the students of Clark County. This year it will look at little different, as everything does right now. We've put our heads together to come up with an exciting Summit for elementary and&nb...
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Mar
14

Green Apple Awarded to Lacamas Lake Elementary’s Nancy Stoy

Green Apple Awarded to Lacamas Lake Elementary’s Nancy Stoy
Nancy Stoy is the 2021 Clark County Green Apple Award recipient. Nancy is the Green Team leader and day custodian at Lacamas Lake Elementary. She has been a leader and champion for students and the environment, growing a Green Team to over 50 students and helping students find a place to belong.  The Clark County Green Awards are a celebration...
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Mar
03

Green classroom cleaning guidance and kits available!

Looking for ways to reduce chemicals in schools? We are too! Using guidance from the CDC, EPA and the Washington State Department of Health, we've collaborated with the Clark County Public Health Schools Health and Safety team to come up with a healthier alternative to classroom cleaning. While this is not a substitute for custodial practices,...
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