News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Dec
04

Winter Educator Training - January 15th - Register Now

Winter Educator Training - January 15th - Register Now
Need some inspiration to get your environmental project started? Washington Green Schools will be in town for the next installment in this year's training suite. At the fall workshop, Green Team leaders came way with practical ideas to use right away. This next training is designed to give you more tools to use and also prepare you for th...
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Nov
19

Nominations are Open for the Green Apple Award!

Nominations are Open for the Green Apple Award!
Has someone in your school been an inspiration and led others to care for the environment? We need your help! Nominations for the 2020 Green Apple Award have officially opened. Educators and school employees merit this award because of their outstanding efforts in educating students in issues of environmental conservat...
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Nov
01

Annual Schedule of Events Announced, Fall Training Recap

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​Washington Green Schools led an excellent training event on October 8th to kick off the year. Over 20 educators gathered at the Vancouver Community Library and accomplished a lot in a few short hours! They heard from veteran leaders on how to create a healthy Green Team, interacted with the new and improved repor...
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Oct
25

Tree Planting Opportunities for Your Class or Green Team!

Tree Planting Opportunities for Your Class or Green Team!
At Clark County Green Schools, our staff are part of the Clark County Nature Network, a group of local organizations that work to get kids and families outdoors and embracing sustainability at school and at home. The information was written by Ashley King, StreamTeam Program Coordinator at Clark Public Utilities where she coordinates volu...
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Oct
16

Change is hard but "you gotta try it": Hockinson Heights' waste reduction journey

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Change is hard, but at Hockinson Heights Elementary they haven't let that stop them from making huge changes to make their school more sustainable. When we started working with them in 2017, all the waste from lunch was being thrown in the garbage, including recyclables. In order for change to happen there needs to be someone to take the first...
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