March 12 is Daylight Saving Time – What else can we save?

Daylight saving time 2017 starts at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12. There’s an interesting and complex history to daylight saving time! While it’s questionable whether daylight saving time conserves energy, we can do other things in our daily lives that without question save resources and will help our Earth. Save energy •  One easy…

Ways to Love the Planet

It’s Valentines’ Day! Let’s show our love for the planet. We all live here together, so showing love for our planet is also a way of caring for our family, friends, and neighbors. Participate in Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, or …) Eating more fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains than eggs, dairy, and meat can help…

What Do You Know about the Landfill?

Landfills contain the leftovers of our daily lives. Often we don’t realize the impact of our thrown-away items because we see only what’s in our home trash can. We’re a consumer society and many things we buy and use end up in the landfill. In King County, we’re doing a pretty good job of reducing…

Start Planning a Green Awareness Week

It’s not too soon for Green Teams to plan how they will honor Earth Day. One popular and customizable idea is to host a Green Awareness Week. Similar to a traditional spirit week, students wear a specific color each day of the week to increase visibility of an environmental issue. The Green Team can give…

Elementary School Green Teams Are Busy in King County

The Green Team students at Apollo Elementary in the Issaquah School District have worked to reduce lunch time waste for several years. This year’s focus, with guidance from teachers Andrea Wolfe and Hayley Mathis, is teaching all students and staff how to have a zero-waste lunch. The biggest challenges are packaging and uneaten food. The…