Save the Planet One Plate at a Time!

Easy ways to help the environment are to compost your food waste and not waste food. On average, Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy. That’s not only wasting food, that’s wasted money – $130 every month. By helping prevent food waste, you are also saving water, energy and fuel…

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.…

“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.…

Consider Putting Your School’s Trash on the Tarp

Has your school ever done a “Trash on the Tarp” exercise? Recently, the Issaquah Middle School Green Team conducted one for the second year in a row. A King County Green Team specialist worked with IMS teacher Kurt Weiland to devise the activity to raise awareness about lunchroom waste. Lunchroom containers were replaced by three…