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 28th, 2017

    Register for trainings in Seattle, Kitsap, and Pierce! Head to our Events tab to sign up.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

    Registration for the 8/30 Thurston County Educator Training is now live! Head to our Events tab to sign up.

  • Jun 30th, 2017

    BF Day Elementary: We just certified in School Grounds & Gardens!

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 Student Summit

Washington Green Schools and Clark County Green Schools invite Green Teams from K-12 schools across Clark County to engage in real-world, STEM-based learning experiences that advance environmental sustainability in schools.

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Green Team Inspiration: Lakota Middle School

“We’re making a difference here at Lakota – and now I want to make a difference for the rest of the world.” The sentiments of 7th-grader Chyanna provide a snapshot of what’s possible when these middle schoolers put their mind to something.  With a campus located less than 2 miles from the Puget Sound, The […]

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