Happy International Plant Appreciation Day!

Did you know that April 13 is International Plant Appreciation Day? We always appreciate plants around here, especially our native plants. Native plants bring benefits to Northwest land and water resources, wildlife, and people. Northwest fish and wildlife depend on native plants for food, shelter, and cover. Here are just seven reasons to use native…

Spring Gardening Tips for School and Home Gardens

Spring is here and it’s time to get started on your garden. Whether you’re gardening at school or at home, whether you’re growing edible or decorative plants, we have some tips! First, make sure you have good soil for planting. The best soil composition is called “loamy.” This drains well, but retains some moisture and…

March 12 is Daylight Saving Time – What else can we save?

Daylight saving time 2017 starts at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12. There’s an interesting and complex history to daylight saving time! While it’s questionable whether daylight saving time conserves energy, we can do other things in our daily lives that without question save resources and will help our Earth. Save energy •  One easy…

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…

What Do You Know about the Landfill?

Landfills contain the leftovers of our daily lives. Often we don’t realize the impact of our thrown-away items because we see only what’s in our home trash can. We’re a consumer society and many things we buy and use end up in the landfill. In King County, we’re doing a pretty good job of reducing…

Start Planning a Green Awareness Week

It’s not too soon for Green Teams to plan how they will honor Earth Day. One popular and customizable idea is to host a Green Awareness Week. Similar to a traditional spirit week, students wear a specific color each day of the week to increase visibility of an environmental issue. The Green Team can give…