Schools across the state form Green Teams of students and adults who take on a long-term action project chosen from among eight environmental categories.
- Healthy School Buildings
- School Grounds & Gardens
- Waste & Recycling
- Habitat Restoration (new in 2022)
The Certification Process
An online Report Card guides schools through the fun and fulfilling six-step certification process.
When a school completes its project, which usually takes one school year, it receives a Bronze level certification that lasts for two years. EarthGen Certified Schools earn awards and receive statewide recognition for their efforts.
Environmental stewardship is not just a one-time accomplishment. Schools can recertify by completing additional projects in new categories or building on previous successes. As Green Teams embed environmental stewardship in their communities, they elevate their award from Bronze to Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Certification in 1 Environmental Category
Certification in 2 Environmental Categories
Certification in 3 – 5 Environmental Categories
Certification in 6 – 8 Environmental Categories
RAVE Green Rewards
EarthGen and Seattle Sounders FC have partnered on the RAVE Green Rewards program to support and motivate youth to be stewards of the environment. When your school reaches or recertifies with Gold or Platinum status, you earn RAVE Green Rewards! Your school may be eligible for Sounders FC rewards like autographed memorabilia, player meet-and-greets, and match tickets.