Clark County Green News

Current Green Schools news, articles and information

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
17

At-Home Certification - a new Washington Green Schools certification category

Washington Green Schools has pivoted its offerings to help reach students in their home environment. Many Green Teams around Clark County use certification as a framework for their environmental projects. It's a great way to have a structure and focus and also receive recognition for their efforts at a statewide level.  Traditionally...

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Oct
14

Virtual resources coming soon!

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The Clark County Green Schools team has been hard at work adapting what we offer to allow for the virtual learning environment. We hope to continue to serve and educate your students in waste reduction, recycling, composting and overall sustainability, even while they are studying at home or in a hybrid format. Just as you have been experiencing, i...

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Oct
14

Clark County VIRTUAL Fall Educator Training

While this school year has thrown lots of challenges at us all, we are still here to help you keep moving forward with your great environmental work. Clark County Green Schools and Washington Green Schools have been working together to rethink how to continue to engage with our schools and Green Teams, even in thi...

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Sep
09

In case you missed it: Green Schoolyards and Gardens webinar series recordings

Clark County has a wealth of content experts on school gardens and outdoor classrooms! Let's learn together! A free webinar series started in August for school garden coordinators, green team leaders, parents, community members, administrators or school facility staff. The series is coordinated by the Clark County Nature Network, a coalition of org...

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Aug
17

How Green Schools is adapting our work, to serve YOU!

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The days are getting shorter and some trees are even starting to show their fall colors. It feels like the start of a new school year is coming, but the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into our well-worn back-to-school routine. At Clark County Green Schools we've been spending the summer listening and learning how sustainability fits into our...

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