Clark County Green News

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Upcoming Clark County Green Schools Events


Elementary Student Summit - April 11th We're back with another round of our Elementary Student Summit on Thursday, April 11th! This Summit will take place at Clark College in the Gaiser Student Center from 9:30am-1:30pm. We invite green teams from elementary schools within Clark County to join us for a fun day to learn about how we can care for the...

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Sustainable Valentine’s Day Alternatives for Teachers

Don't forget to celebrate love for our planet during your Valentine's Day festivities this year! It's no secret that classroom Valentine's traditions generate tons of trash - quite literally! Every year, over one billion Valentine's cards are manufactured, transported, purchased and thrown away - that's a lot of paper waste! Many Val...

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Winter Nature Journaling


This winter, Clark County Green Schools encourages you to try nature journaling! Nature journaling and winter are not mutually exclusive! Winter shows us how to slow down and tune into the details. When you get bundled up and have a hot drink paired with your nature journal, it creates the foundation for wonderful memories.  Getting Started Na...

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Discovery Middle School takes on exciting new food waste diversion project

Digester Installation Green team finishing up placing the trash bins in the ground.

A groundbreaking initiative took place at Vancouver's Discovery Middle School this last November. Clark County Green Schools partnered with science teacher, Ron Hall, and his students for a pilot project to install a first-of-its-kind food waste digester on school grounds! The digester allows the school to easily and conveniently compost all food w...

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Reduce Holiday Waste with Repurposed Cereal Boxes


 In a creative effort to reduce waste Mrs. Potter's class at RiverHomeLink, a K-12 school in Battleground, had a blast making holiday gift bags out of cereal boxes! Every action you take to reduce waste truly adds up to make a difference. Every day the average American generates 4.9 pounds of trash. This year let's see how we can reduce w...

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