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About Us

Make It Happen

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.

We are a tenacious team who is passionate about connecting kids to their local environment. We love systems and data, and we recognize the power of a good story. Each of us is grateful that we get to do good work that makes a real difference every day. Send us a note to learn how you can get involved!


Meredith Lohr, Executive Director

Before Washington Green Schools, I served as a sustainability consultant, co-founded the Homewaters Project, and taught environmental sciences in community college and K-12 schools.

I love what I do because I believe in the power of the next generation to solve our environmental challenges. Young people give me hope for the future.

My favorite place in Washington is above the tree line in the North Cascades.

When I am not at work you can find me drinking coffee, running, skiing, playing music, or traveling with my family.

Get in touch with me at meredith@wagreenschools.org


Nayiri Haroutunian, Program Manager

Before Washington Green Schools, I worked as an environmental educator at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago creating, implementing, and evaluating programming focused on the natural world and sustainability.

I love what I do because I enjoy inspiring young learners to be leaders for their communities and advocates for the environment.

My favorite place in Washington is on the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry because on a clear day you can see the city skyline, Mt. Rainier, the North Cascades, and Olympic National Park all in one magnificent panoramic view.

When I’m not at work you can find me discovering new hiking trails, exploring different farmer’s markets, and just learning how to be a Seattleite after nearly 30 years in the Midwest.

Get in touch with me at nayiri@wagreenschools.org

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Leigh Michael, Communications Manager

Before Washington Green Schools, I was a freelance writer for sustainable-minded companies and organizations, from a zero-waste drinkware company to an environmental education program.

I love what I do because I am inspired by the power of a community united by a shared sense of purpose.

My favorite place in Washington is the Enchanted Valley.

When I am not at work you’ll find me hanging with my pup, exploring, and taking photos of our beautiful state.

Get in touch with me at leigh@wagreenschools.org

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Laura Collins, Development Director

Before Washington Green Schools, I worked as a development director for a leading literacy program in Seattle. Prior to relocating to Seattle for graduate school, I worked in education and youth development in New York and Washington DC.

I love what I do because I am able to connect people and organizations to the great work we do, helping students shape a lifelong respect for the environment and equipping them to responsibly steward the world they will one day inherit.

My favorite place in Washington is Olympic National Park.

When I’m not at work you can find me exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with my husband, children, and dog….and continuing my quest to find the perfect pairing of wine and chocolate.

Get in touch with me at laura@wagreenschools.org