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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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!

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!

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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Mar
31

Webinars, online training courses, forums and more: resources for school sustainability leaders

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During the current school closure we want to help, in any way we can, support the school employees, parents and volunteers who are sustainability leaders for our schools. We've compiled some resources for teachers and students to continue their work, connect with each other and explore new ideas from home. We will try to update this page, and share...
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