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Apr
12

Building community around teamwork: Lacamas Lake Elementary's new milk dispenser

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Camas School District's Lacamas Lake Elementary began serving milk out of washable cups instead of single use cartons in March.  Passion for this project came from all parts of the school. Nancy Stoy, their custodian, led the charge along with their principal, Mrs. Mueller, and kitchen manager, Lorena Forshee, also advocating for the...
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Apr
05

A Lasting School Garden

A Lasting School Garden
"We could not maintain this garden without the help of Clark students", organizer Bobbi Bellomy said at the conclusion of a two hour work party at Hazel Dell Elementary School. In mid-March, Clark College students helped clean up the school garden as part of their food and health class. They prepared beds for spring planting by adding compost and l...
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Jan
17

La Center High School’s Environmental Legacy

La Center High School’s Environmental Legacy
La Center High School likes to lead the Green Schools charge and has once again achieved something no other school has. They are the only public high school to reach Platinum level with Washington Green Schools and re-certify in all six categories. At the recent recognition ceremony where La Center received their re-certification award, Ms. Morris ...
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Dec
19

"These students inspired us." - Taking action with Camas students

"These students inspired us." - Taking action with Camas students
The students planted 90 trees which will intercept over 5,100 gallons of stormwater and reduce atmospheric carbon by 990 pounds in their first year, while they are still relatively small seedlings! These benefits will only increase as the trees grow. (Find out what benefits you're getting from trees at your school using the calculator here!)​ While...
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Nov
05

Milk dispenser launch #2: Laurin Middle School

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Clark County Green Schools launched our second milk dispenser pilot project at Battle Ground Public Schools' Laurin Middle School October 26th! With funding from Washington State Department of Ecology's Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance program, we set Laurin up with a dispenser, washable cups and everything needed to make it a succe...
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