News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Mar
19

Local high school student leaders come together at national conference

Local high school student leaders come together at national conference
​Clark County Green Schools and Washington Green Schools teamed up with Oregon Green Schools and the Center for Green Schools to host a High School Student Summit during the national Green Schools Conference & Expo in Portland in early March. The Green Schools Conference & Expo is a yearly national conference for sc...
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Mar
04

School garden tour recap and upcoming events

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NOTE: The event scheduled for March 24th has been cancelled.  The WSU-Extension Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Clark County Nature Network, kicked off their first school garden tour of the season at River HomeLink in Battle Ground. With spring right around the corner, it was a great opportunity for those involved with school gardens...
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Feb
06

Making connections: resources from the Master Composter Recyclers

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The Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a small private school located in the Salmon Creek area of Clark County. This year, their staff have been working on certifying with Washington Green Schools and making their whole school a "Green Team." Two certification areas offer a chance for schools to work with our sister program, Clark County Master...
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Jul
10

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review
With only three weeks left, I'm looking back at my service term as the AmeriCorps for Clark County Green Schools. As with most things, I like to focus on the numbers. I was able to visit 70 schools during lunch time, do 14 waste audits, teach ten lessons, help implement five milk dispensers, and work at three big events. All in all, I got to intera...
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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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