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.
At Franklin Pierce High School, the Green Team set the goal of cutting garbage pickups by 50%. Using daily announcements, lunchtime monitoring, and new recycling centers, the student body is modeling how families can reduce waste and save money. Read More
The Island School’s students wanted to improve their community’s health. They established new standards for indoor air quality and purchasing policies to make sustainability a community priority. Now their school will remain a safe and healthy place for years to come. Read More
Chelan Middle and High School kicked off a composting and recycling initiative to address a huge waste problem on their shared campus. Thanks to student efforts, they cut their landfill-bound trash by 60%. What’s more, 90% of uneaten food is now being distributed to kids in need. Read More
When Everett Public Schools made a formal commitment to energy conservation through Washington Green Schools’ Energy Matters program, they created a pathway for all students in the district to become environmental advocates in their families and communities. Read More
Students, teachers, parents, and staff worked side by side to create a campus garden for Madrona K-8 in Seattle. Their teamwork paid off. Now each classroom has their own garden plot where kids can put their science, math, and art lessons into practice outdoors. Read More
Image Elementary’s fourth and fifth graders created a “buddy system” with the younger kids to teach them how to be stewards of the environment. Teaming up to investigate the natural world, students gain enthusiasm for learning and receive new knowledge to share. Read More
How do you make recycling and composting fun? Two elementary schoolers at Northgate Elementary in Seattle came up with an answer. They devoted their recess periods to bringing this video to life, which is as entertaining as it is educational. Read More