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School Stories

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Green Teams in Action: Frontier Middle School

“Switch it off!” became a common catchphrase at Frontier Middle School this year. Thanks to the leadership of some tenacious 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, this Vancouver-area school is making smarter decisions to conserve energy everyday. After conducting an audit, the Green Team realized that their school had a major problem about keeping lights and […]
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In the News: Earth Day at B.F. Day Elementary

This Earth Day, we spent the afternoon creating an ADA-accessible learning garden at B.F. Day Elementary in Seattle. Six new raised beds will grow fresh produce for the school community, and a compost bin will be used to manage organic waste and provide real-life food cycle lessons. Enjoy the video that Sounders FC put together […]
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Green Teams in Action: Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy

To understand the emphasis that Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy puts on sustainability, you need perspective on where the school is located. Just ten minutes from the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, Columbia Crest is nested amongst thick foliage and sits at the base of our state’s tallest mountain.  The school has made a deliberate […]
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Green Teams in Action: Three Rivers Homelink

Three Rivers Homelink is a pioneer in the Tri Cities green schools movement: This spring, they had the distinction of being the first Washington Green School in Richland County to achieve certification. Their waste management system made composting and recycling mainstream in the cafeteria, and they even installed a refill station to keep plastic disposable bottles […]
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In the News: The Green Police

In Seattle Public Schools, kids are skipping recess and heading for their cafeteria's waste stations. For these young leaders, being on Green Team isn't just about teaching their school what is recyclable and compostable - it's about building a better future for our planet. Seattle's Child put together an inspiring feature on the Green Teams district-wide working hard to environmental sustainability to their schools. For the full article, visit their website.
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Heritage High School Visualizes Single-Use Bottle Waste

Heritage High School’s Environmental Club collected single-use bottles across campus to create an educated estimate of how many they toss on campus each year. The result? Upwards of 60,000. The team wanted the school community to be able to visualize what this amount of waste means in a real, tangible way – so they brought […]
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Office Hours: Completing Your Report Card

Every month, we’ll be offering virtual Office Hours to cover timely topics for the Washington Green Schools community. Check our Events Page to learn about upcoming Office Hours! ——— Jump to specific questions below and give a shout if you have more to add to the conversation: .57      —    How long does it […]
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Wisdom Shared at Teacher Trainings

It’s been a productive autumn for Green Teams. If you weren’t able to join us at one of our Teacher Trainings, don’t worry – we’re can fill you in! Read on to get advice we gleaned from the people who know it best – educators like you. Tap into your community. Laura Tucker, Jefferson County’s […]
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