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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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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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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
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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