News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Jun
18

Marshall Elementary accomplishes one-of-a-kind feat

Marshall Elementary accomplishes one-of-a-kind feat
Something pretty remarkable happened at Marshall Elementary (Vancouver Public Schools) this past school year. Sara Rodin's 4th grade class not only set out to become a certified Washington Green School, but to certify in all six categories in one year! We don't think that has ever been done before, and we generally don't encourage schools to take o...
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Jun
08

2018 Clark County Green Schools Student Summit - SAVE THE DATE - October 4th!

​It's going to be an early  Clark County Student Summit this year! We're brimming with excitement and can't wait to get everyone together again. Yes, that's true, but it's actually quite the logistical challenge to find a week that districts don't have conference schedules in late October or early November, so we've moved it up to accommo...
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Jun
08

Washington Green Schools awards local Green Medalists

Washington Green Schools awards local Green Medalists
Last week Washington Green Schools stopped into town to celebrate their Green Medalist awardees.   Green Medalists are individuals or groups who have shown leadership in sustainability within their school community, inclusion by valuing others and making them feel welcome, and resilience through continual action despite obstacles and setb...
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Jun
07

River HomeLink Garden Tour: Here’s what you missed, and more to come!

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On May 19th, eight teachers were in attendance at the Open School Garden at River HomeLink in Battle Ground. Kris Potter, an educator and garden program coordinator at River HomeLink, gave a tour of the school's outdoor learning space.  Features in the garden site includes a native plant landscape, raised vegetable garden beds, worm bin, ...
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May
31

Congrats on your first certification, Fruit Valley!

Congrats on your first certification, Fruit Valley!
A big take away was knowing that in order to create change, we just needed to get started. Fruit Valley Green Team Fruit Valley Elementary school (Community Learning Center) was awarded with their first Washington Green Schools certification last week, in the area of Water. For their project, the Green Team and Student Leadership Team started by fi...
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