Be Green on Halloween

Halloween can result in a lot of waste: all the candy wrappers, the single-use costumes, the thousands of carved pumpkins. During holidays we get caught up in all the fun and forget to stop and think about all the unnecessary waste we produce. There are many ways to be green during Halloween. Ideas from the…

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 83 schools and two school districts

Congratulations to these 83 schools and two districts for educating students about conservation and taking action to reduce, reuse, recycle and otherwise protect our environment! Sustaining Green School Districts 2017-18 Two districts were recognized for sustaining their waste reduction and recycling (Level One), energy conservation (Level Two), and water conservation (Level Three) practices, and for…

Here’s the latest secondary school Green Team news!

The Eastside Catholic School Green Team with teacher Clare Jenkins completed two separate projects this year. First, they promoted an anti-idling campaign to reduce air pollution in the community. Actions included letters to parents, website announcements, and electronic reader board notices. The team encountered some reluctance from drivers to turn off their cars. They have…

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…

Elementary school Green Team news

Here’s the latest Green Team news from elementary schools! Under the leadership of Patti Foryan, the Cascade Ridge Elementary Green Team switched to reusable utensils in the lunchroom. The team surveyed other schools to learn about successes and challenges. They worked with the kitchen staff to order utensils and develop a process for making and…