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

  • Apr 1st, 2016

    Spokane International School: We just achieved Bronze certification in Waste & Recycling!

  • Mar 31st, 2016

    Armin Jahr Elementary: We just joined the program!

  • Mar 25th, 2016

    St. Michael’s Parish School: We just achieved Bronze certification 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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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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In the News: The Green Police

In Seattle Public Schools, kids are skipping recess and heading for their cafeteria's waste stations. For these young leaders, being on Green Team isn't just about teaching their school what is recyclable and compostable - it's about building a better future for our planet. Seattle's Child put together an inspiring feature on the Green Teams district-wide working hard to environmental sustainability to their schools. For the full article, visit their website.

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