Program Updates

Columbia Valley Elementary: Our Green Team is very excited about improving our schools classroom recycling. They've spent time in each classroom explaining how to sort garbage and recycling. Our goal is to improve classroom recycling practices. The team has created an incentive program that encourages each classroom to make sure they've sorted their trash and recycling before the end of the day. - Mar 4, 2015

Columbia Valley Elementary: Our Green Team is very excited about improving our schools classroom recycling. They've spent time in each classroom explaining how to sort garbage and recycling. Our goal is to improve classroom recycling practices. The team has created an incentive program that encourages each classroom to make sure they've sorted their trash and recycling before the end of the day. - Mar 4, 2015

Illahee Elementary: We were just awarded level 3 status! - Mar 3, 2015

 

Who We are

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.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Washington Green Schools is to challenge students and schools to create sustainable communities through educational experiences that transform school environments.

 

Our Vision

The vision is that every school will teach, model, and practice environmental sustainability and every child will learn and grow in a green and healthy school.

 

Awards

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).

 

 

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