Clark County Green News

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Jan
07

Lacamas Lake Elementary Students Campaign to Save Composting

20220112-194827lacamas-letter1 Students at Lacamas Lake Elementary wrote letters to district leadership explaining why composting is important to them

When Nancy Stoy, Green Team Leader and head custodian at Lacamas Lake Elementary, found out that the district was putting all food waste composting on hiatus, she knew she had to do something. Lacamas Lake Elementary has been uniquely committed to sustainability over the years, earning a gold certification status from EarthGen in sev...

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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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Dec
15

What to Know about Washington's New Single-use Serviceware Law

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Beginning Jan.1, 2022, businesses in Washington state can no longer be allowed to automatically provide single-use food serviceware to customers. Single-use food serviceware, like plastic forks and spoons, end up in the landfill after use. This new law is a part of a broader legislative package aimed at reducing the use of single use...

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Nov
19

No-Waste November: CASEE Embarks on an Annual Waste Reduction Journey

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Each November, educators, staff, and students at Battle Ground Public Schools' Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE) set out on a month-long exploration into the principles of waste reduction. Since 2019, CASEE has used No-Waste November to engage students in a range of sustainability projects in an effort t...

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Nov
17

2022 Green Awards Nominations are Open!

Do you know someone at your school who goes above and beyond to care for the environment? Are they an effective leader who advocates for waste reduction, environmental justice, climate change mitigation, or other similar causes? Nominate them for a Green Award! The annual Clark County Green Awards are a fun celebration...

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