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Apr
29

Washougal High School changes to real dishware and ditches the disposables

Washougal High School changes to real dishware and ditches the disposables
What if more students enjoyed their school lunch on a washable plate instead of paper boat or plastic clamshell and with an actual fork instead of plastic fork? What would the dining experience be like? How much waste could be reduced? Would money be saved by investing in durable dishware? What about more scratch cooking instead of p...
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Apr
17

Gaiser Middle School earns the county's first At-Home certification

Gaiser Middle School earns the county's first At-Home certification
Earlier this year we worked with Earth Gen, formerly Washington Green Schools, to come up with a way schools could still work on environmental projects as a group and even receive state-wide certification while learning at home. Early in the school year the At-Home certification category was announced and it became the seventh certificati...
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Mar
14

Green Apple Awarded to Lacamas Lake Elementary’s Nancy Stoy

Green Apple Awarded to Lacamas Lake Elementary’s Nancy Stoy
Nancy Stoy is the 2021 Clark County Green Apple Award recipient. Nancy is the Green Team leader and day custodian at Lacamas Lake Elementary. She has been a leader and champion for students and the environment, growing a Green Team to over 50 students and helping students find a place to belong.  The Clark County Green Awards are a celebration...
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Feb
06

Making connections: resources from the Master Composter Recyclers

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The Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a small private school located in the Salmon Creek area of Clark County. This year, their staff have been working on certifying with Washington Green Schools and making their whole school a "Green Team." Two certification areas offer a chance for schools to work with our sister program, Clark County Master...
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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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