What’s in Your Trash Bin?

Let’s Talk Trash Workshop How does your garbage affect natural resources, energy, and climate change? Students discover the connections by participating in a “talk show” hosted by a presenter from our Solid Waste Division school program classroom workshops. Students work in small teams and become experts on how recycling and waste prevention help save landfill…

Read Across America

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax On March 2, students across the United States will celebrate and encourage reading. March 2 also happens to be Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Let’s all celebrate learning and reading together. What’s your school doing for Read…

Environmental Resolutions for the New Year of 2018

It’s New Year Resolution season! Resolve to create good environmental habits. They can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. 10 Eco-friendly resolutions* for your home, school or workplace Don’t buy bottled water again. Use a filter at home if necessary and carry a reusable bottle with you. No more single-use water bottle purchases!…

Save the Planet One Plate at a Time!

Easy ways to help the environment are to compost your food waste and not waste food. On average, Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy. That’s not only wasting food, that’s wasted money – $130 every month. By helping prevent food waste, you are also saving water, energy and fuel…

King County Green Schools in action

Here are a few examples of what King County Green Schools Program participants are doing this fall to engage students and staff members in conservation practices. The Green Team at Lake Wilderness Elementary School (Tahoma School District) is meeting on a weekly basis and has already created educational posters, delivered a PowerPoint presentation, and shared…

Take a Hike Day!

Looking for a new trail to hike? Never been hiking and want to start? November 17 is Take a Hike Day! Celebrate by hiking one of King County’s many trails. Here are just a few suggestions. SOOS CREEK TRAIL — This is a great place for a slow walk, bike ride and even a horseback ride.…

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

November 4 is National Book Lovers Day. Celebrate with a book about the environment! Read stories about environmental justice, climate change, and women in science and technology. Read about how the everyday decisions we make affect our planet. Here are some suggestions for environmentally themed books. Book descriptions are taken directly from websites referenced. Elementary…