What are you doing for Earth Day?

Projects and activities • Read a book about pollution or the environment. Maybe a good time to read or re-read the classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson? Create a poster, book report, or other display about the important messages in the book. • Create a nature scrapbook from your local area. Add pictures or plant…

Ways to Love the Planet

It’s almost 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. 1.Participate in Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, or …) Eating more fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains than eggs, dairy, and meat can…

Recycle right: What schools need to know

Remind students, teachers, and other staff members to recycle right. Avoid “wish-cycling” — placing materials in a recycling bin because you hope they can be recycled! Only place accepted items in recycling bins. A recycling bin contaminated with unacceptable materials such as liquids and food can lead to an entire truckload of recyclable items being…

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.…