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…

Leadership Students Spearhead Environmental Action at Enumclaw Middle School

A school garden, hydration stations, and personal care products are among the topics that have spurred action from Karl Karkainen’s leadership students at Enumclaw Middle School. These students are leading initiatives to conserve resources and improve personal and environmental health. Over the summer, the students planted a pesticide-free garden. The garden provided an opportunity for…