News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
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 supervisorLa Center School District Imagine the fresh crunch of an ap...
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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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Jul
26

School Lunches: The Cost of Convenience

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It's almost that time again. You had a break from packing school lunches for the summer, and now the new school year is just around the corner.  A home- packed lunch can take on many forms. There are so many new packaging styles that make lunches simple! Toss 'em in; an applesauce pouch, little baby carrots bag, packaged sandwich, granola bar ...
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Jul
17

2018-2019 School Certification Recognition

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​In the 2018-2019 school year, we had 12 schools certify in various categories for a total of 14 certifications. We want to congratulate these schools for all their hard work in promoting sustainable behavior change. With the 2019-2020 school year starting soon, its the perfect time to look into an action project for your school this year! Wea...
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