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

  • Jun 30th, 2016

    Captain Gray STEM Elementary: We just joined the program!

  • Jun 8th, 2016

    Grass Valley Elementary: We just certified in School Grounds & Gardens!

  • Jun 5th, 2016

    Eatonville Middle School: 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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Green Teams in Action: Lakota Middle School

The Lakota Middle School students took charge for one of our state’s cornerstone species this spring. After carefully tending to salmon eggs in the classroom and seeing them through the hatching stage, they released them into the wild. This is when they learned about the impact that a polluted Puget Sound can have on their beloved species […]

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