A Green School for Every Student

Students and communities across Washington State are working to create greener, healthier school environments. Together we are building a better world — now and for future generations. Washington Green Schools provides a system of support for school communities to set and achieve sustainability goals.

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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.

School Updates

  • Madrona K-8 recertified in Waste & Recycling!

  • Madison Middle School certified in Waste & Recycling!

  • Quartzite Learning certified in Waste & Recycling!

Become a Green School

Certified schools earn recognition, rewards, and other special opportunities.

Environmental Categories:
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Healthy School Buildings
  • Water
  • School Grounds

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STEM Seminar: Climate Change and Human Health (Virtual)

A virtual 3-part professional development opportunity for 6-12 teachers in ESD 105. Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Climate Science Teacher Trainings - Now Online

“I have not only gained incredible knowledge on climate science but I also learned how to teach a class in these challenging times.” – Teacher at WGS’ Fire and Our Future online training As Washington educators moved their teaching online, WGS pivoted its approach to professional development. WGS’ remote trainings equipped teachers with strategies to […]

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