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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545
Participating Schools
111,420
Students in
certified schools

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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

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

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

  • Jan 12th, 2018

    Join us at the Clark Educator Session on 2/8: bit.ly/2GYQ0BZ

  • Dec 20th, 2017

    Lacamas Heights Elementary: We just certified in Waste & Recycling!

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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Environmental Leadership at Sylvester Middle School

It all began with Katelen Phelan, a teacher at Sylvester Middle School. She was interested in tackling stormwater management with her 8th grade science class. Washington Green Schools worked with her to craft an 11-day curriculum on stormwater which culminated in student presentations on how best to address stormwater issues on their campus. The process was […]

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