Online Resources

The Sustainable Schools team aims to always provide teachers with useful, efficient, and engaging resources to expand sustainability education. Look below to find what we think to be the top-notch resources for fast and easy activities, classroom and school-wide projects, and additional way to expand your reach and impact. Know of a great resource we should add? Contact us at or (360)-733-8307.

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Fast and Easy Activities

Link art and waste prevention to everyday items found in the recycling bin. See these quick and easy guides to creating crafts for gifts and holidays whether you have 5 minutes or an hour.

Split up by grade level, this page has great activities to get students engaged in waste prevention in the classroom and home. Many of the activities are short and sweet - perfect to slip into any curriculum. 
Wonderful and short videos documenting the story behind stuff, from bottled water and cap and trade to the history of environmental movements. Easy to follow videos for all age groups.

This site has many different resources that are fantastic for students and teachers alike. There are many activities, games, and sources of information available.

Classroom and School-wide Projects

Interested in starting an Energy Patrol for an Energy Efficiency Action Project? This quick-tips guide lists out everything you need to get one started in your classroom today.

The average student's packed lunch is full of overly packaged food and one-time use items like paper napkins and plastic utensils. Stop the stream of lunchroom waste by having students compete in a waste-free lunch competition.

To save our precious water and energy resources, consider this worldwide program to reduce the carbon footprint of your classroom or school with one simple behavior change.

A wonderful resources from Greening Forward, this step-by-step guide walks you through the process of creating a youth-driven club, empowering youth to become environmental civic leaders.

Expanding Your Reach

Washington Green Schools Certification takes sustainability education to your entire school, creating a healthier and greener atmosphere for every student. This is a great opportunity for schools with multiple classrooms involved in our Green Classroom Certification program to bring green school-wide.

Find city resources available for you as a teacher or community member regarding many topic areas. A great resource for finding the most updated local environmental reports on water, energy, and waste.