News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Oct
03

Climate Change Training from Washington Green Schools

Washington Green Schools continues their statewide effort to educate teachers on climate change. This is a part of the state of Washington's  ClimeTime initiative which set aside $4 million to build capacity of science teachers in all regions to help youth understand climate science and promote a thriving and sustainable environ...
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Oct
02

Welcome the new AmeriCorps member to our Green Schools team!

Welcome the new AmeriCorps member to our Green Schools team!
Meet Kara Davis, our newest addition to the Clark County Green Schools team. As an AmeriCorps Washington Service Corps program member, she serves as our Environmental Outreach Coordinator.  Her main role is to conduct lunch visits to check in on schools and see how we can assist with waste reduction, composting and recycling. Kara is passionat...
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Sep
09

Fall Green Team Leader Training and Student Summit UPDATE!

Fall Green Team Leader Training and Student Summit UPDATE!
We've been working with Washington Green Schools to provide the best training and support we can for Green Teams and their leaders! Each year we evaluate our plans and sort out how to best meet the needs of schools.  This year we are trying something a little different and holding the Summit later than usual. In an effort t...
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Sep
09

Taste Washington Day, October 2nd: La Center School District shares their experience with local farms

Taste Washington Day, October 2nd:   La Center School District shares their experience with local farms
I would like the students of La Center to learn where their food is grown and to try new foods. Fruits and vegetables always taste better when they come right from the farm. Supporting our local farmers is being part of the Clark County community. Kirby Phillips, food service supervisor La Center School District Imagine the fresh crunch of an ...
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Aug
08

Field Trip! Dirt Hugger Tour Recap

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With many schools serving over 350 meals each day, and the rest of the student body bringing meals from home with a wide array of foods and packaging, a lot of waste is generated in the cafeteria. Clark County currently sends over 200 shipping containers, each filled with 60,000 pounds of trash, to the landfill each week. In an effort to reduce was...
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