News from Green Schools

Current Green Schools news, articles and information
Jul
10

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review
With only three weeks left, I'm looking back at my service term as the AmeriCorps for Clark County Green Schools. As with most things, I like to focus on the numbers. I was able to visit 70 schools during lunch time, do 14 waste audits, teach ten lessons, help implement five milk dispensers, and work at three big events. All in all, I got to intera...
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Jul
03

ESD 112 Workshops in Late Summer

ESD 112 is hosting several courses in last July and early August that explore recent updates in NGSS and climate-related curriculum that serve to improve STEM programming for teachers and students alike. There are half-day and full day courses, and all provide clock hours. Check out the catalog for more available courses to improve your work i...
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Jul
03

Dirt Hugger Tour: July 24th

DirtHugger
On July 24th, we are offering a unique opportunity to tour Dirt Hugger, the composting facility in Dallesport, WA, that processes from all the food waste collected in Clark County. They turn that food waste into nutrient rich compost that is used throughout the region to grow more food. We would love to see Green Team leaders, e...
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Jun
06

Milk Dispensers by the Numbers

Milk Dispensers by the Numbers
This has been a big year. Partnering with five schools in four different districts, we conducted a pilot project to see if milk dispensers could help reduce cafeteria waste. Through a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology, we provided schools with dispensers and washable cups to serve milk in instead of cartons. We measure...
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Jun
05

Felida Elementary Certifies Platinum, Joining the Ranks of Only 12 Schools in the State

Felida Elementary Certifies Platinum, Joining the Ranks of Only 12 Schools in the State
Vancouver Public Schools' Felida Elementary achieved something few have. They are one of only 12 schools in the state to certify in all six categories with Washington Green Schools. That feat achieved platinum status for Felida Elementary and means they certified in Waste and Recycling, Water, School Grounds and Gardens, Energy, Transportation and ...
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