News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
May
16

La Center Earth Day Extravaganza

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On a beautiful April day, La Center High School in north Clark County hosted its Earth Day Extravaganza during the student lunch hours. The event was arranged by Rebecca Morris, her Green Team and environmental studies students. On display were a multitude of projects and programs that the school is currently working on in regard to environmen...
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May
11

Why Re-certify? Camas High School pursues Washington Green Schools Re-certification

Why Re-certify? Camas High School pursues Washington Green Schools Re-certification
Camas High School and other schools have recently chosen to re-certify with Washington Green Schools. We thought we'd take a minute to ask a few questions and find out why they decided to pursue re-certification and find out how that differed from the standard certification process. Becky Bronstein from Washington Green Schools shared her...
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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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