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…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all our Go, Green Team! readers. Do you know how many paper cards will be purchased next week? Approximately 190 million. If you add in all the cards that are given in classrooms as well handmade cards, the total comes to a whopping 1 billion. Can you imagine how many resources…

Secondary school Green Team news

Here’s the latest news from secondary school Green Teams! Brian Healy and the Environmental & Adventure School Green Team have been working on a zero water bottle initiative. In order to reduce waste from disposable water bottles, the team has been learning and doing as much as possible about water conservation. Efforts include replacing inefficient…

Elementary school Green Team news

Here’s the latest Green Team news from elementary schools! Under the leadership of Patti Foryan, the Cascade Ridge Elementary Green Team switched to reusable utensils in the lunchroom. The team surveyed other schools to learn about successes and challenges. They worked with the kitchen staff to order utensils and develop a process for making and…

Green Team news

Green Teams in King County schools have already accomplished a lot since the beginning of the school year! There’s plenty of time to start new projects this year. Or expand upon ones you started last year.  Elementary schools The Peter Kirk Elementary Green Team and custodian Paul Bowler wanted to improve recycling in the classroom.…

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.…