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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Mar
03

International Women's Day: Paving the Way for Girls in STEM

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March 8th is International Women's Day, and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some environmental activists and sustainability leaders from around the world who are paving the way for the next generation of girls in STEM. According to the UN, women represent only 33% of all researchers, receive fewer research grants than their...

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Dec
22

Join us for the Clark County Virtual Winter Educator Training - Feb. 3

The Clark County Green Schools team and EarthGen are looking forward to seeing you at our Virtual Winter Educator Training on Thursday, February 3rd from 4-5:30pm. At this training, you will connect with other educators from around the county and receive the tools and resources you need to complete your certification projects. Plus, you'l...

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Oct
28

Apply for the Waste Not Washington School Awards!

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To help schools accomplish their sustainability goals and incorporate more environmental concepts into curricula, the Washington State Department of Ecology is offering awards of up to $5,000 through their Waste Not Washington School Awards program. This is a great opportunity if you need some extra support to expand an existing project or want to&...

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Sep
21

Join us for the Virtual Clark County Fall Educator Training - October 7th

We are pleased to announce our Fall Educator Training is coming up on Thursday, October 7th from 4-5:30pm! Join the Clark County Green Schools team and EarthGen to get the tools and resources you need to set up your Green Team for success. This is a great opportunity for educators to connect with other sustainability leaders around Clark ...

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Aug
26

2021-2022 School Food Service Plan

Clark County Public Health's School Health and Safety team put together some great cafeteria food service guidance for students and staff to follow this year. This is in line with the CDC's requirements for K-12 schools. We highly encourage schools to follow this guidance and continue to reduce waste in the cafeteria by using milk di...

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