A Green School for Every Student

Students and communities across Washington State are working to create greener, healthier school environments. Together we are building a better world — now and for future generations. Washington Green Schools provides a system of support for school communities to set and achieve sustainability goals.

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1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.

School Updates

  • Sep 18th, 2018

    Apply for a Nature Works grant ($2,000) by Oct 5! natureworkseverywhere.org/grants

  • Aug 27th, 2018

    Attend the Clark County Educator Training Oct 25: cc-et-2018.eventbrite.com

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

    Join us at the Snohomish Educator Training on 2/27: bit.ly/2scemEO

Our Six-Step Certification Process

Certified schools earn recognition, rewards, and other special opportunities.

Environmental Categories:
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Healthy School Buildings
  • Water
  • School Grounds

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Clark County Educator Training

RSVP NOW OPEN! Washington Green Schools and Clark County Green Schools invite K-12 educators across Clark County to join our annual fall training! During this engaging session, you will have the opportunity to connect with local partners and enjoy refreshments as you: Learn how to organize and lead an effective green team at your school Discover engaging action […]

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Green Teams in Action: Three Rivers Homelink

The Green Team at Three Rivers HomeLink in Richland, WA have embraced the reduce, recycle, reuse mantra. Working with the city, the team successfully added a second recycling bin to capture more recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste going into the garbage. Students also tested out various methods to educate their school community […]

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