Become a King County Green School

Join the 292 schools that have benefited from the program! Get help to engage your school in improving waste reduction, recycling, and other conservation practices. As of Oct. 2018, 60 percent of K-12 schools in King County outside the City of Seattle have received assistance, tools, and recognition from the King County Green Schools Program.Mount-Si-HS-Waste Audit

Your school does not need to have a student Green Team in place before it signs up to participate in the program. Although it’s terrific when schools encourage student leaders and involve student teams, your school may sign up for assistance whether or not it has a student team. And if your school wants to form a student team, we’ll share what has worked well in other schools.

King County Green Schools Program provides hands-on assistance to help each school meet its conservation goals. The program also provides the resources and tools (including recycling containers and signs) schools need to make improvements. To take advantage of the program, sign up to participate.

Recognized schools receive a certificate, a “We are a King County Green School” banner – or a “Level Two” or “Level Three” sticker or “Sustaining Green School” ribbon to place on their banner – as well as a success story on the program web page and mention in a press release issued by King County. Recognized districts receive a certificate, mention in a press release, and a success story on the program web page.

For information about the King County Green Schools Program, contact Dale Alekel, 206-477-5267, or visit See the “Getting Started” page for the short application form.