Ways to Love the Planet

It’s Valentines’ Day! Let’s show our love for the planet. We all live here together, so showing love for our planet is also a way of caring for our family, friends, and neighbors. Participate in Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, or …) Eating more fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains than eggs, dairy, and meat can help…

Fall Garden Tips

Did you plant a garden in the spring? How is your harvest? Now that it’s fall, here are some tips your students can use for the school garden. Use these tips in your home garden as well. Save seeds Collect mature flowers and vegetables. Locate seeds at the base of the flower. To find seeds in…

Take a Walk in a Pesticide-Free Park

March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Celebrate with a walk in one of King County’s many pesticide-free parks. Pesticide-free parks offer a safer play environment for young children who are especially vulnerable to many kinds of chemicals. To find out which parks near you are pesticide-free, use the Local Hazardous Waste…

“Food for Thought” – A Classroom Workshop

Ever think about the life cycle of a fast-food hamburger? Middle school students who take the “Food for Thought” classroom workshop offered by the King County Solid Waste Division do! In the process, they come to understand all the resources that go into making food products and why wasting food is bad for the environment.…