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Green Educator Spotlight: Mickey Marshall

This week’s Green Spotlight goes to Mickey Marshall from the Washington State School for the Blind. Our Green Spotlight series highlights educators and students who are taking action and making an impact in their communities and the Earth. 

Mickey Marshall epitomizes what it means to have a “green heart.” “I’ve cared about the environment since I was young… I’ve lived in the northwest my entire life. I really enjoy the outdoors and growing my own food in the garden. I’ve made my backyard a sanctuary for pollinators with native flowers – and no chemicals!” Her passion for the environment comes through as one of the staff leads to the Green Team at Washington State School for the Blind. She believes her students are the future leaders of this world. She wants them to know that they can have an impact on our planet. “[My] students are learning that anyone can make a difference. Your age or ability does not matter. All you need to do is care.”

We’re excited to add that Washington State School for the Blind recently qualified as a Sustaining Bronze certified Washington Green School! We applaud their continued efforts in educating the WSSB community about waste reduction practices. We were especially impressed with the educational waste papers the Green Team created and it’s clear that they are achieving real, tangible resource conservation results.