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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 Stories

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Schedule Your Certification Ceremony!

Certification season is upon us and we want to celebrate your efforts. We’ll be presenting in the following counties on the following dates, and we’d love to make your school part of the celebration: Snohomish County: May 31-June 1 Pierce County: June 5-6 Clark County: June 7-8 King County: June 13-15 If your school is […]
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#HumansofWGS: Camas High School

“Seeing the salmon and steelhead swim back up Salmon Creek after I released them was fascinating to witness, especially since they are a part of our ecosystem. We are helping to bring them home.” -Teacher from Camas High School
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Narrows View Intermediate Builds Green Leadership

The sixth graders at Narrows View Intermediate wanted to leave behind a legacy for their classmates. And they turned to their school grounds for inspiration. Their campus already had a robust rain garden, but it wasn’t integrated into the student learning experience. Kids wanted more time outdoors – and educators wanted a out-of-classroom space with […]
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Health & Environmental Impact: Rethinking School Lunches

In late September, Washington Green Schools, Oregon Green Schools, and Friends of the Earth hosted the first Greening School Food Symposium in the Northwest.  More than 60 attendees, including nutrition services directors, school district leaders, and agency partners convened to learn how to reduce climate impacts and save money, while feeding students healthy fresh and […]
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Green Team Inspiration: Lakota Middle School

“We’re making a difference here at Lakota – and now I want to make a difference for the rest of the world.” The sentiments of 7th-grader Chyanna provide a snapshot of what’s possible when these middle schoolers put their mind to something.  With a campus located less than 2 miles from the Puget Sound, The […]
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Green Teams in Action: Lakota Middle School

The Lakota Middle School students took charge for one of our state’s cornerstone species this spring. After carefully tending to salmon eggs in the classroom and seeing them through the hatching stage, they released them into the wild. This is when they learned about the impact that a polluted Puget Sound can have on their beloved species […]
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Green Teams in Action: La Center High School

How do a deep-fried treats and a green campus-wide transportation plan relate to one another? Just ask the students at La Center High School.  This team of teenagers is thinking big. They don’t want to reduce emissions on campus – they want to completely offset them. This autumn, the team developed a long-term plan to transition La […]
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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 […]
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