Here’s the latest elementary school Green Team news!

Team leaders Kathy McAllen and Andrea Wolfe coordinated a year-long project with the Apollo Elementary School Green Team to reduce lunchtime waste. The team used announcements and videos to promote the project, and participated in a STEMposium showcase event. They also collected data and sought feedback from key stakeholders. The lunchroom staff was pleased with…

Walk for the environment and your health!

The first week of April is National Walk Week and Friday April 6 is National Walk to Work Day. Walking not only helps the environment by cutting down greenhouse gas emissions, but also leads to health benefits! Let’s all celebrate the first week of April by walking together to better the environment and ourselves. Some…

Enumclaw Middle School student wins service award

Congratulations to Sophia de Marco, an eighth-grader at Enumclaw Middle School for being named the Prudential Spirit of Service Award winner for Washington State. The award recognizes youths across the country for their volunteer service. Enumclaw Middle School teacher Karl Karkainen says that Sophia’s award-winning work is largely related to the environmental-related causes she is…

Environmental Resolutions for the New Year of 2018

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* for your home, school or workplace 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 purchases!…

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.…

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…