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…

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…