News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Apr
23

We're Hiring! AmeriCorps 2019-2020

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Clark County Green Schools is hiring! The application for our 2019-2020 AmeriCorps position is now open. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our team as an outreach coordinator.  As the current AmeriCorps , I help schools all over Clark County with waste reduction and other environmental efforts. Every da...
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Apr
12

Building community around teamwork: Lacamas Lake Elementary's new milk dispenser

Michelle-iphone-photos-2019-769-crop Lacamas Lake Elementary's custodian, Nancy Stoy and members of the Clark County Green Schools team, measuring wasted milk at their preliminary waste audit
Camas School District's Lacamas Lake Elementary began serving milk out of washable cups instead of single use cartons in March.  Passion for this project came from all parts of the school. Nancy Stoy, their custodian, led the charge along with their principal, Mrs. Mueller, and kitchen manager, Lorena Forshee, also advocating for the...
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Apr
08

2019 Green Apple Award Recipient: Rebecca Morris

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​At the end of March, Clark County hosted the 2019 Green Awards . These awards recognize members of the community for their commitment and passion to a variety of environmental outreach programs that operate in Clark County.  The Green Apple Award is presented to someone who goes above and beyond in their capacity to make positi...
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Apr
05

A Lasting School Garden

A Lasting School Garden
"We could not maintain this garden without the help of Clark students", organizer Bobbi Bellomy said at the conclusion of a two hour work party at Hazel Dell Elementary School. In mid-March, Clark College students helped clean up the school garden as part of their food and health class. They prepared beds for spring planting by adding compost and l...
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Mar
29

Why use milk dispensers, cartons are recyclable, right?

Why use milk dispensers, cartons are recyclable, right?
There's more and more talk of school cafeterias providing milk from dispensers. Kids fill washable, reusable cups rather than drinking milk from a carton. So no more cartons, but – cartons are recyclable, right? Recycling is just as good as reusing, isn't it?  Not really and here's why. It's true that cartons are recyclable in Clark County. Th...
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