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

  • Dec 20th, 2017

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

  • Dec 4th, 2017

    We’re hiring! Apply here: bit.ly/2BHfot3

  • Oct 31st, 2017

    La Center 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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#HumansofWGS: Mill Plain Elementary

  “Last year we installed rain barrels to water our school garden. We stir in compost to keep the soil healthy and we harvest the produce that we grow.” – Student from Mill Plain Elementary  

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