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…

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.…

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…

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 77 schools this spring

Congratulations to these 77 schools for educating students about conservation and taking action to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more! Level One (waste reduction and recycling) – 18 schools Auburn School District ·         Alpac Elementary School ·         Cascade Middle School ·         Dick Scobee Elementary School ·         Evergreen Heights Elementary School ·         Rainier Middle School Federal Way…

Secondary School Green Team News

Secondary school Green Teams take on real leadership roles in their school and community to make conservation a success. Twelve of the 29 registered secondary Green Teams thus far have submitted applications to receive awards for the work they’ve done this year. Clare Jenkins and the Eastside Catholic School Green Team conducted a waste audit…