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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Nov
30

Reduce and Reuse at your Holiday Party!

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With the holiday season in full swing, there is always so much to celebrate! This year we would like to offer the challenge of bringing the reduce and reuse mindset to your classroom holiday celebrations. This can create an opportunity to teach students about consumption, resources, and their personal power in reducing food and other single-us...

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Nov
21

Welcome New AmeriCorps Member, Saré!

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Hello! I am Saré Campbell, the newest AmeriCorps member for Clark County Public Health. I will serve as both the Green Business Outreach Coordinator and the Clark County Green Schools Outreach Coordinator. I grew up in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, where I spent most of my childhood hiking with my family, boating with friends, and cross-country sk...

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Apr
29

2022 Clark County Virtual Student Summits - May 25th

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We are excited to see you at our Virtual Student Summits with EarthGen in May! Like last year, we will have two Summits: one for middle and high school students and one for elementary school students.  At our elementary Summit on Wednesday, May 25th, students will participate in an interactive role-playing activity, hear from the author a...

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Apr
18

Share Table Debut at Lincoln Elementary

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Clark County Green Schools recently visited Lincoln Elementary School for the launch of their new share table, which collects students' uneaten food and redistributes it to those in need.  A share table is a designated location where students can place their unwanted leftover food items. Food that can be placed on the share tabl...

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Mar
31

Restarting Cafeteria Recycling and Composting

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The Center for Green Schools recently hosted a webinar focusing on best practices and strategies for restarting school cafeteria recycling and composting programs halted by COVID-related disruptions. Panelists discussed common barriers to restarting cafeteria waste sorting, successful strategies for overcoming them, and helpful resources for e...

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