News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Oct
16

Change is hard but "you gotta try it": Hockinson Heights' waste reduction journey

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Change is hard, but at Hockinson Heights Elementary they haven't let that stop them from making huge changes to make their school more sustainable. When we started working with them in 2017, all the waste from lunch was being thrown in the garbage, including recyclables.  In order for change to happen there needs to be someone to take the firs...
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Oct
10

"Growing Green Schools" Seminar October 17th

"Growing Green Schools" Seminar October 17th
The Portland Green Schools Committee and the US Green Building Council are co-hosting an engaging and diverse panel discussion titled Growing Green Schools: Making the Green Schools Movement a District-Wide Initiative on Thursday, October 17th from 5-8 PM.  Attendees will hear from staff at Portland Public Schools, the City of Gresham and more...
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Oct
07

Fourth Grade Teachers: Provide Free Outdoor Recreation Passes for Your Fourth Graders and their Families

Fourth Grade Teachers: Provide Free Outdoor Recreation Passes for Your
Fourth Graders and their Families
​At Clark County Green Schools, our staff are part of the Clark County Nature Network, a group of local organizations that work to get kids and families outdoors and embracing sustainability at school and at home. The US Forest Service Gifford Pinchot National Forest staff are also members of this group and recently told us about an exciting opport...
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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 environm...
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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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