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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.

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Green Teams in Action: Three Rivers Homelink

The Green Team at Three Rivers HomeLink in Richland, WA have embraced the reduce, recycle, reuse mantra. Working with the city, the team successfully added a second recycling bin to capture more recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste going into the garbage. Students also tested out various methods to educate their school community […]
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Green Teams in Action: Jefferson Elementary

Students at Jefferson Elementary, located in Pullman, WA, have demonstrated an impressive water-wise commitment! After conducting an extensive water audit, the team discovered 44 aerators that were old and inefficient. The students teamed up with the City of Pullman to conserve water by replacing 44 aerators with newer models. The students didn’t stop there. They […]
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Green Teams in Action: Olalla Elementary

Over 80 students are part of Earthkeepers, the Green Team at Olalla Elementary! Together, with the help of their Green Team Leader and other school staff and administration, the Earthkeepers set out to transform nearby Triangle Park into an outdoor education area for students. In development this past summer, the park will include multiple teaching stations, […]
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Students in West Seattle Donate 8,000lbs of Food to Community

The School Food Share (SFS) program started with a student in Bellevue who peered into her cafeteria waste bins and was alarmed at the amount of good food being thrown away each day in her school – untouched food like apples, yogurt, and milk cartons. The student’s concern caught the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency […]
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Environmental Leadership at Sylvester Middle School

It all began with Katelen Phelan, a teacher at Sylvester Middle School. She was interested in tackling stormwater management with her 8th grade science class. Washington Green Schools worked with her to craft an 11-day curriculum on stormwater which culminated in student presentations on how best to address stormwater issues on their campus. The process was […]
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Tesla STEM High School and Bow Lake Elementary Team Up for Environmental Leadership

At Tesla STEM High School, environmental leadership starts in the classroom – and students create opportunities to be leaders for the environment. These high schoolers created Operation Sustain, an interactive city-builder simulation computer game. To play, students build a city that provides electricity, food, transportation and housing, while learning about the relationships around providing these needs with a […]
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Arbor Heights Elementary Gets A Dream Garden

Students from Ms. Ingerslev’s 3rd grade class designed a dream garden for  Arbor Heights Elementary’s brand new campus in West Seattle. On March 31st, Washington Green Schools brought together a group of more than 60 volunteers to help make this dream a reality. Volunteers from Boeing, Bassetti Architects, PMI, Starbucks, and the Arbor Heights community […]
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Schedule Your Certification Ceremony!

Certification season is upon us and we want to celebrate your efforts. We’ll be presenting in the following counties on the following dates, and we’d love to make your school part of the celebration: Snohomish County: May 31-June 1 Pierce County: June 5-6 Clark County: June 7-8 King County: June 13-15 If your school is […]
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