CHS Green Team Certification

The Camas High School Green Team has achieved  Level 1 Certification as an Official Washington Green School. The attached picture of the ceremony includes, from left to right: Chloe Dunn, Hunter Crandall, Ali Coker, Trevor Gjerswold, and Bernadette Donald (the Environmental Outreach Specialist for WA Green Schools). Students focused last school year on reducing school waste and increasing recycling. Their efforts introduced washable plates and waste sorting tables at lunches. They are focusing this year on reducing energy use.

 

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Energy Star Certified
All Camas Schools are members of the District’s Energy Star family and have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.
 

 

Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color