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Clark County honors k-12 environmental sustainability champions with Green Awards

The Columbian
Published: May 4, 2023, 5:14am

VANCOUVER — This Earth Day, Clark County Public Health honored environmental sustainability leaders in local K-12 schools with the 2023 Green Awards. The annual Green Awards highlight the accomplishments of individuals and organizations and celebrate their commitment to reducing harmful environmental impacts, educating others, and giving back to the community.

This year’s awards recognize a local educator and three student green teams for their commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable culture on school campuses. Winners will receive unique trophies crafted by students at Washougal High School and made entirely from recycled materials.

The 2023 Green Awards winners included: Mark Watrin, awarded the Green Apple Award for individual involved in school sustainability programs. Illahee Elementary School, awarded the Green Team Award for elementary school. And La Center High School, awarded the Green Team Award for high school.

Videos about each of the Green Awards winners will be available on the Clark County Green Schools website.