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
112,488
Students in
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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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  • Nov 29th, 2018

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Our Six-Step Certification Process

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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Feb

28

Science of Solid Waste – ESD 121

What happens to the waste we throw “away?” What is the connection between waste and climate change? How can schools reduce their impact through sustainable practices? Join us for a seminar about The Science of Solid Waste to find out! Washington Green Schools and ESD 121 invite elementary school educators to learn about local climate phenomena […]

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Green Teams in Action: St. Michael Parish School

The Green Team at St. Michael Parish School in Olympia, WA has a one-of-a-kind member named Misplace Monty. Students will tell you that while Misplace Monty isn’t a real person, the character helps their school community learn and practice proper waste disposal. Misplace Monty is part of a student skit that is put on by […]

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