Apply to be a Green Ribbon School or District

The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Green Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools and districts that have made significant achievements towards:

  • Reducing the school/district's environmental footprint

  • Creating a healthy community for students and staff

  • Increasing environmental and sustainability literacy

  • Energy conservation and efficiency

  • Food that is locally sourced and sustainable

  • Curriculum that ensures all students are environmentally and sustainability literate

    Schools and school districts need to apply by December 15, 2018

  Tahola students demonstrate their work on marine and climate science.

Tahola students demonstrate their work on marine and climate science.

  ...learning in and about our environment...

...learning in and about our environment...

E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students.

E3 serves as a...


Catalyst: advocating for strong environment and sustainability education policies;

Convener: supporting teachers and other educators with networks, and resources;

and Communicator: sharing ESE teaching resources, partnerships, learning opportunities and a calendar of events. 

 In 2018, E3:

·       Worked with our partners to help Governor Jay Inslee pass a $4 Million appropriation to support climate literacy through Next Generation Science Standards, more here

·       Cosponsored the Science, Climate and Environment Day inaugural event drawing students from across WA to showcase their climate research projects at the State Capitol;

·       Co-hosted the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 national conference, October 9-13, 2018, in Spokane. EE: A Force for the Future drew over 1,400 environmental educators from across the country and around the world.

E3 works to increase and equitably distribute ESE programs, resources and opportunities for educators and students across WA. Join E3 if you want to support our work.

US Government Issues
FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. This report was thoroughly reviewed by external experts and the general public, as well as the Federal Government (including, several rounds of technical and policy review by the 13 federal agencies). An expert external peer review of the whole report was performed by an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).

The Report finds that for communities (1. )

Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.

Learn more from this important primary source


Major Victory for Climate Education and K-12 Students Across the State
With the signing of ESSB 6032 March 27, 2018, Governor Inslee achieved a major victory for Washington climate education and K-12. With this bill, Washington also advances to leading the nation in K-12 Climate Science Education having become the first state in the country to dedicate significant support for climate education.

E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity and the Economy

E3 is led by a volunteer board. Consider joining us as a member, volunteer or Board Member. Contact us at: info@e3washington.org.

Imagine If- NAAEE's new Podcast

NAAEE has a brand new podcast about climate resiliency and education called Imagine If on September 12th. Listen to the promo here.

It’s no secret that severe weather patterns have been seriously impacting our communities—from raging wildfires to category 5 hurricanes.With support from National Geographic, Imagine If explores the concept of climate resiliency as the ability of people to adapt to changes in climate, anticipate what might happen next, and bounce back from climate impacts when they occur. To meet the NAAEE team and to learn more about Imagine If, you can visit NAAEE.org/ImagineIf, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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