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Biking for Clean Air: A 2018-19 Success Story

In Spokane’s Hutton Elementary, a team of sixth-graders wanted to cut air pollution in their community. The Green Team launched its first-ever bike-to-school program and increased the number of cyclists by five times, to more than 100 riders each day!  By earning their Washington Green Schools’ certification in Transportation, Hutton joined hundreds of other certified […]
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Migrant Students Explore ¡Guacamole Zombi!: A 2018-19 Success Story

Most of the 30,000+ migrant students in Washington lack access to environmental education. In partnership with the state’s Migrant Education Program, Washington Green Schools is helping close this gap. Translating Zombie Guacamole into Spanish was the first step in implementing the program with migrant students in the Grandview, Kiona-Benton, and Prosser school districts last summer. […]
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Pioneering Climate Science Education: A 2018-19 Success Story

“This was seriously the best training I have attended since I started teaching 14 years ago! Relevant, useful, and great resources!” – Katie Levenick, Teacher, Camas High School Educating our communities about climate change is an essential step toward solutions. In 2018–19, Washington Green Schools’ new Climate Education program equipped 370 teachers to bring climate science […]
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Green Teams in Action: Silver Firs Elementary

The Green Team at Silver Firs Elementary in Everett is 13 passionate fifth-graders who wanted to make their school more environmentally focused. Their group only began meeting in April and even in a short amount of time, they were able to make a significant impact before the end of the school year. With more than […]
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Learn, Share, Lead: 2017-18 Annual Report 

We’re thrilled to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with you! Washington Green Schools is deeply thankful for your support as we continue to guide students, teachers, and school communities to practice sustainability and become leaders for the environment. We hope that you enjoy seeing the work that we’ve accomplished together. Read the 2017-2018 Washington Green […]
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2017-18 Rave Green Certified Schools

We are excited to announce our 2017-18 Rave Green certified schools! Schools attain Rave Green Certification when they reach or sustain Gold or Platinum status as Washington Green Schools. To become recognized as a certified Washington Green School, school community members (students, teachers, parents, and staff) complete action projects in one or more of our six […]
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Green Teams in Action: Three Rivers Homelink

The Green Team at Three Rivers HomeLink in Richland, WA have embraced the reduce, recycle, reuse mantra. Working with the city, the team successfully added a second recycling bin to capture more recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste going into the garbage. Students also tested out various methods to educate their school community […]
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