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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Participating Schools
129,217
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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

  • Jul 8th, 2019

    Madrona K-8 recertified in Waste & Recycling!

  • Jul 2nd, 2019

    Madison Middle School certified in Waste & Recycling!

  • Jun 28th, 2019

    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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Featured Activity: Ideas for Student Action (Interactive PDF)

WGS Ideas for Student Action (Interactive PDF) Ideas for Student Action is an interactive resource designed just for middle school students. In this activity, students can take what they have learned over the school year and apply it to take environmental action in their homes and communities. Students can create a climate-friendly recipe, contribute to […]

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