Elementary School Green Team News

Thirty-six elementary Green Teams have already submitted Green Team award applications this year. Here are some examples of their projects. (Some were included in the February 2017 Class Act.) Teacher Tiffany Comolli and the Go Green Club at Briarwood Elementary in Issaquah conducted four waste-free lunches this year, promoting them with videos, signs, and other…

Keep a Low Waste Profile this Summer

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, doing activities outdoors, or traveling with your family, don’t forget the four Rs – rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Keep your Green Team habits strong…

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…

Waste-Free Lunch Competition Boosts Carbon Footprint Awareness

Since the fall, the Green Team students at Ilalko Elementary School in Auburn have been encouraging their peers to participate in the school’s Waste-Free Lunch project by holding weekly competitions. Green Team members wear “walking billboards” made from recycled pillowcases to advertise the weekly competition and encourage participation. Each week, the winning class receives a…