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Current Green Schools news, articles and information
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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Apr
06

Recess Before Lunch

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In order to reduce waste, improve child nutrition, and stabilize classroom performance, some schools have chosen alternative routes in scheduling for positive changes. By putting recess before lunch: ​Students tend to eat more food and throw away less Students can solve conflicts at lunch before becoming a distraction in the classroom. Student...
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Mar
05

School Gardens - Making a dream into a reality!

School Gardens - Making a dream into a reality!
Does spring have you dreaming of gardening? Or getting students outside? While the idea of a school garden sounds appealing to many of us, the process of starting and maintaining a school garden can seem daunting. Luckily, we have lots of great resources locally to help make the process easier and support you every step of the way! There are also s...
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Feb
23

Green Gala: Green Apple Award Recipient- Ali Coker

Green Gala: Green Apple Award Recipient- Ali Coker
Last night we celebrated Clark County's community sustainability efforts at the Green Gala, held at Vancouver's historic Kiggins Theater. Ali Coker, Green Team leader for Camas High School was presented with the Green Apple award which recognizes an individual instilling environmental leadership in their school community.  Clark County Co...
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