King County Green Schools Program recognizes 77 schools this spring

Congratulations to these 77 schools for educating students about conservation and taking action to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more! Level One (waste reduction and recycling) – 18 schools Auburn School District ·         Alpac Elementary School ·         Cascade Middle School ·         Dick Scobee Elementary School ·         Evergreen Heights Elementary School ·         Rainier Middle School Federal Way…

Secondary School Green Team News

Secondary school Green Teams take on real leadership roles in their school and community to make conservation a success. Twelve of the 29 registered secondary Green Teams thus far have submitted applications to receive awards for the work they’ve done this year. Clare Jenkins and the Eastside Catholic School Green Team conducted a waste audit…

Elementary School Green Team News

Thirty-six elementary Green Teams have already submitted Green Team award applications this year. Here are some examples of their projects. (Some were included in the February 2017 Class Act.) Teacher Tiffany Comolli and the Go Green Club at Briarwood Elementary in Issaquah conducted four waste-free lunches this year, promoting them with videos, signs, and other…

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day!

Did you know that April 13 is International Plant Appreciation Day? We always appreciate plants around here, especially our native plants. Native plants bring benefits to Northwest land and water resources, wildlife, and people. Northwest fish and wildlife depend on native plants for food, shelter, and cover. Here are just seven reasons to use native…

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…