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 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

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

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

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 113

We’re excited to work with educators in Educational Service District (ESD) 113 to engage students around climate science education! Register for this free Professional Learning Community (PLC) training to:  Get lessons that enhance your existing curriculum and can be adapted to your classroom needs Use NGSS Science and Engineering Practices to engage students around relevant, […]

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Green Teams in Action: Three Rivers Homelink

The Green Team at Three Rivers HomeLink in Richland, WA have embraced the reduce, recycle, reuse mantra. Working with the city, the team successfully added a second recycling bin to capture more recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste going into the garbage. Students also tested out various methods to educate their school community […]

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