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.…

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…

It’s a hot, dry summer! Be cool and save water.

Help people, salmon, and wildlife Water is a precious resource, but in the often misty and river-rich Pacific Northwest, it can seem like we have an endless supply. It’s during these hot, dry days that we most appreciate the natural assets of our region and understand the need to use them wisely. While we are…

Summertime Adventures in Low-Waste Living

How will you spend your summer vacation? Now that school is out, you can enjoy the freedom of no assignments, deadlines, or early wake-up calls. Whether you’re staying at home, adventuring outdoors, or traveling with your family, remember the four Rs – rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Here are some tips for low- or no-waste…