News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Apr
29

Ellen Ives honored with statewide Washington Green Schools Green Medalist award

Ellen Ives honored with statewide Washington Green Schools Green Medalist award
At Washington Green Schools annual fundraising dinner April 26th at Sodo Park in Seattle, Ellen Ives, Waste Connections educator and Clark County Green Schools team member, was honored as one of three Green Medalist award winners. Awards were given to a business partner, an individual and a school. Ellen was the honoree in ...
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Apr
23

Washington Elementary starts a school garden and brings a community together

Washington Elementary starts a school garden and brings a community together
Vancouver Public School's Washington Elementary held a "green ribbon cutting" for their garden opening last Friday. They enjoyed sunny skies for their community celebration where they unveiled 13 new raised garden beds, heard from principal Kirsten Copeland and several students who helped get this project off the ground.  Melissa Hen...
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Apr
16

Master Gardener Open School Garden Event, Saturday May 19th at River HomeLink

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​WSU's Extension's Master Gardener program has been looking for ways to support school garden coordinators and Green Team leaders. This year they began hosting Open School Garden Events at various gardens around Clark County. Last month we got the insider's tour of Illahee Elementary's garden. Teachers, Green Team leaders, parent voluntee...
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Apr
13

Healthy School Buildings: Safer Science Labs

Healthy School Buildings: Safer Science Labs
​ Do you know the environmental and health impacts of the chemicals in your classroom? In schools across Clark County, there is a wide range of science-based learning that goes on each day. Safety is paramount, and this applies to the handling of various chemicals in and out of the lab. Clark County Green Schools has some resources to help you get ...
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Apr
12

Congratulations, York Elementary!

Congratulations, York Elementary!
There are a total of eight platinum certified schools in Washington State, and five of them are in Clark County! ​York Elementary (Evergreen Public Schools) has become a Washington Green Schools Platinum Certified school!  Washington Green Schools facilitates a framework for students to investigate environmental issues at schools, create an ac...
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