Chelan Middle/High School: Chelan Middle / High School has just initiated a new school-wide recycling / composting program, starting with the cafeteria. It is a slow process to train students (and staff), but we are optimistic and excited about where we are going. Already seeing a massive decrease in trash! - Nov 15, 2014
Tukes Valley Middle School: attended student summit today - Nov 6, 2014
The Island School: Thanks to everyone's efforts, the Carnival (October 5, 2014) was very GREEN! A single 33-gallon bag held all the trash for the entire Carnival. We recycled ten bins of plastic water bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles and cardboard. Compostables, including all the pizza boxes, paper plates, paper cups, paper napkins, and food waste, all fit into a single 96-gallon yard waste cart. And the Freecycle Station found new homes for several pairs of cleats, many clothes and a fencing outfit. - Nov 2, 2014
Washington Green Schools is a nonprofit program supported by government agencies, individuals, businesses and foundations. Its robust educational resources are available to all public and private K-12 schools in Washington state.
How It Works
Schools form Green Teams that include students, staff, administrators, and sometimes parents. Working towards certification, Green Teams choose to tackle a project from a program category, then complete assessments, take action to make a lasting change, and measure their results. Certified schools receive recognition for their efforts and become part of the growing network of Washington Green Schools across the state.
Washington Green Schools challenges students and communities to create a sustainable region through educational experiences that transform school environments.
Every school in Washington will teach, model, and practice environmental sustainability, serving as centers for change throughout the region.
2014 - E3 Green Apple Award for State Nonprofit/Community Organization
2013 - John Stanford Award for Educational Excellence from Forterra
2011 - Washington State Recycler of the Year from the WA State Recycling Association
2010 - Organizational Excellence from the Environmental Education Association of Washington (EEAW).