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.
A Little Background:
A 5th grader who creates an energy conservation rap, a custodian who takes the lead on lunchroom composting, or a teacher who orchestrates the creation of a campus learning garden. They deserve special recognition. The Green Medalist award does just that.
Please complete the questions below and press “Done” at the bottom of the page to submit your nomination. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from January 20 – April 1. Awardees receive a special medal and statewide recognition.
Who can be a Green Medalist?
A Green Medalist is an individual or group who has demonstrated inspiring leadership around environmental work. A student, teacher, school staff member, or school group can be nominated. Individuals or groups are eligible. For example, you may nominate an entire Green Team or a standout student leader.
What is a Green Medalist?
A Green Medalist is an individual or group who has demonstrated inspiring leadership around environmental sustainability. We appreciate nominees who do one (or all!) of the following:
> Bring environmental lessons out of the classroom and into the community
> Take a creative approach to environmental leadership at school
> Spearhead actions that result in conservation results
> Cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship in their community
Does a Green Medalist have to be part of a certified green school?
No. This award is designed to honor environmental leadership – any individual or group associated with a public or private Washington school is eligible.
How do I nominate someone?
Complete the form here.That’s it!
What happens next?
You will hear from us at the end of April with a decision. Green Medalists receive statewide recognition and a special award.