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

  • May 9th, 2016

    Sierra Heights Elementary: We just joined the program!

  • May 5th, 2016

    Frontier Middle School: We just certified in School Grounds & Gardens!

  • May 3rd, 2016

    Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy: We had our Bronze certification ceremony!

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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Student Video Contest

In 90 seconds or less, students will tackle big-picture questions: How can we cultivate a sustainable future? How can kids lead the way?

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Green Teams in Action: Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy

To understand the emphasis that Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy puts on sustainability, you need perspective on where the school is located. Just ten minutes from the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, Columbia Crest is nested amongst thick foliage and sits at the base of our state’s tallest mountain.  The school has made a deliberate […]

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