Environmental Resolutions for the New Year of 2019

It’s New Year Resolution season! Resolve to create good environmental habits. They can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. 10 Eco-friendly resolutions from the Mother Nature Network & Ecogreenlove Don’t buy bottled water again. Use a filter at home if necessary and carry a reusable bottle with you. No more single-use water bottle…

Green Holiday Tips

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for some people. All the planning, shopping, traveling, and other preparations can be stressful. Aside from cooking, hosting a dinner might mean decorating your home. Creating your own decorations can be a simple, fun way of relieving some holiday stress. It can also save you…

International Mountain Day

Living in the northwest, we have the privilege to be near mountains. They play an important role in our lives, even if we’re not always aware of it. Mountains are a factor in our climate, resources, and crops. In the summer, the snow melt provides us with a source of water. Our mountains cast a…

Recycle right: What schools need to know

Remind students, teachers, and other staff members to recycle right. Avoid “wish-cycling” — placing materials in a recycling bin because you hope they can be recycled! Only place accepted items in recycling bins. A recycling bin contaminated with unacceptable materials such as liquids and food can lead to an entire truckload of recyclable items being…

Become a King County Green School

Join the 292 schools that have benefited from the program! Get help to engage your school in improving waste reduction, recycling, and other conservation practices. As of Oct. 2018, 60 percent of K-12 schools in King County outside the City of Seattle have received assistance, tools, and recognition from the King County Green Schools Program.…