Program Updates

Chelan Middle/High School: Chelan MS/HS: After our post implementation audit, we estimated a 50-60% reduction in waste thanks to a school-wide recycling/composting program. This includes a 75% increase in recycling/composting of appropriate items. Dozens of hungry families every week are also benefiting from the food share box, where students drop off unwanted whole food items. We now hope to decrease the number of days of trash pick-up and save $$$! 95% of our our middle school and 20% of the high school has been directly involved in the project implementation. - Jan 27, 2015

West Seattle Elementary: We just joined the program! - Jan 23, 2015

Seattle Country Day School: We were just awarded level 1 status! - Jan 23, 2015


About the Program

Join the network of over 280 Washington Green Schools statewide that are working to make their campuses and communities healthier and greener!

First, you need to join the Washington Green Schools network.

Next, you'll form a Green Team and set goals, investigate issues, and take action to benefit your school and the environment.

To get certified, your school will choose one of our environmental categories to focus on for the year:

Your Green Team will work through the SIX STEPS required to certify. Certified schools earn recognition, rewards, and other special opportunities!

Please contact us with questions or sign up for an upcoming training session near you.

**Schools that certify must recertify within two years of their first previous certification. Learn more about the recertification process here.


Through the process of certification, students contribute to their communities, conserve natural resources, and save their schools money.


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