Seven Suggestions to Start the School Year Green

The new school year starts soon! Use these next few weeks to practice green habits as you prepare to return to the classroom. Since according to research, our brains can most easily remember seven pieces of information at a time, here are seven practices for a more sustainable planet to start out your school year.…

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…

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…

What Happens to Your Recyclables?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the recyclables that you put in your collection cart each week after they’re picked up at the curb? Once the trucks drive off, they head to a materials recycling facility or MRF (pronounced “murf”). In King County, your recyclables likely end up at the Cascade Recycling Center in…