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Crystal Springs Elementary Recognized by Green Schools Program

Congratulations to Crystal Springs Elementary for being recognized as a King County Level One Green School. Crystal Springs was recognized along with two other schools in the county for reducing waste and conserving energy.

At  Crystal Springs “Green Tips” on conservation practices, such as how to pack a waste-free lunch, are shared daily with the school community during morning announcements. Students created and shared with the school a video on how to sort waste and recyclable materials. The King County Elementary School Assembly Program was shown at the school, and four classrooms participated in King County classroom workshops. Crystal Springs students and staff have taken many green steps to earn the county’s recognition. They recycle signs that were then posted in classrooms and hallways. The school uses durable, reusable trays and utensils. Silverware Superheroes, a group of first-grade students, reminded all students to set aside the durable utensils for washing and reuse. The school’s PTSA purchased durable water bottles for each student. Also, unwanted books, whiteboards, etc. are used by other teachers or donated instead of disposed.”

King County Green Schools Program provides hands-on help, guidance for student Green Teams, and the tools schools need – such as information, indoor recycling bins, and a variety of conservation signs – to initiate and expand conservation practices. 

To learn more, visit King County Green Schools Program’s website.



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