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

  • Oct 15th, 2018

    Congratulations to our 2017-18 Rave Green Certified Schools: bit.ly/WGS-RAVE17-18

  • 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

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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Climate Science Education Training – ESD 112

Are waves, storms, and floods our new normal? What do we know about how climate change is affecting our coastal communities? What can we do about it? Join us for a seminar about Coastal Hazards and a Changing Climate to find out! Teachers will have the opportunity to plan activities that will bring climate science […]

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2017-18 Rave Green Certified Schools

We are excited to announce our 2017-18 Rave Green certified schools! Schools attain Rave Green Certification when they reach or sustain Gold or Platinum status as Washington Green Schools. To become recognized as a certified Washington Green School, school community members (students, teachers, parents, and staff) complete action projects in one or more of our six […]

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