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Dec
19

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

"These students inspired us." - Taking action with Camas students
While Clark County Green Schools focuses on providing assistance and resources to help schools with waste and recycling, we aim to support schools in all of their sustainability efforts. That  can mean connecting schools to community partners and resources, assisting with project planning, or even getting our hands dirty! On Friday, December 1...
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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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Oct
09

Tackling milk waste in cafeterias

Tackling milk waste in cafeterias
Have you ever noticed how much milk is wasted in the cafeteria? Do you see students dumping out all or most of their milk? Are cartons difficult and messy for your custodian to deal with? At Clark County Green Schools, we're working to come up with solutions to the reduce the amount of waste generated by milk served in cart...
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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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