Local private schools making a difference was published on April 27, 2022 in the Bainbridge Island Review.
EarthGen has launched a new certification category for its statewide green school certification program after a successful pilot by five schools, including The Island School on Bainbridge Island.
EarthGen is an educational nonprofit that partners with educators and K-12 schools to facilitate youth-led solutions for a healthy planet. For more than 10 years, EarthGen (formerly Washington Green Schools) has provided a framework for K-12 communities to take action and earn recognition for their commitment to make their school communities healthier and more sustainable. Student-led teams take on long-term projects in: Energy; school buildings; school grounds and gardens; transportation; waste and recycling; water; and actions students take at home. Schools can progress from Bronze through Platinum levels.