News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Jul
03

Dirt Hugger Tour: July 24th

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On July 24th, we are offering a unique opportunity to tour  Dirt Hugger , the composting facility in Dallesport, WA, that processes from all the food waste collected in Clark County. They turn that food waste into nutrient rich compost that is used throughout the region to grow more food. We would love to see Green Team leaders, ...
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Jun
06

Milk Dispensers by the Numbers

Milk Dispensers by the Numbers
This has been a big year. Partnering with five schools in four different districts, we conducted a pilot project to see if milk dispensers could help reduce cafeteria waste. Through a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology, we provided schools with dispensers and washable cups to serve milk in instead of cartons. We measure...
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Jun
05

Felida Elementary Certifies Platinum, Joining the Ranks of Only 12 Schools in the State

Felida Elementary Certifies Platinum, Joining the Ranks of Only 12 Schools in the State
Vancouver Public Schools' Felida Elementary achieved something few have. They are one of only 12 schools in the state to certify in all six categories with Washington Green Schools. That feat achieved platinum status for Felida Elementary and means they certified in Waste and Recycling, Water, School Grounds and Gardens, Energy, Transportation and ...
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Jun
04

Congrats to those who have certified in the 2018-2019 school year!

Students at Riverview Elementary
June is here, and that means that summer is rapidly approaching! With a few weeks left in the school year, many schools have already begun to submit their certification information to Washington Green Schools. It's not too late to submit your certification paperwork. Follow along with Washington Green Schools to see how to certify . The following l...
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Jun
04

Recycled Art Opportunity: Celebrate Art and the Environment at the Procession of the Species at the Recycled Arts Festival

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Summer is quickly approaching, which means a multitude of events and festivals, and sudents will have a lot to choose from with all the upcoming activities. Clark County is hosting an event that is fun for the whole family,The Procession of the Species at the Recycled Arts Festival ! The Festival, put on by Clark County celebrates re-use, feat...
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