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.

Green Teams in Action: Jackson High School

How do you get 2,000 students to make smarter transportation choices? This was the ‘big picture’ question that the kids at Jackson High School in Everett tackled this year. 

After witnessing the amount of idling that was impacting their air quality on campus everyday, the Environmental Systems Design class decided to take action. The students created a poster, complete with a QR code, that would lead viewers to the reasons students, staff, and parents should work together to reduce emissions. 

The project leaders focused on the cost savings that people could enjoy by participating in the “no idling” program, and the angle paid off: Now, 10% fewer people are idling each day, and more students are options to bus, walk, or bike.