Congratulations to the six Northshore schools that were recently recognized by King County’s Green Schools Program for their efforts to reduce waste, recycle, and conserve energy and other resources: Moorlands and Lockwood elementaries, Northshore and Skyview middle schools, Secondary Academy for Success and Inglemoor High School.
“The schools and districts we’re recognizing this spring have initiated or improved sustainable practices such as reducing paper use, reducing food waste, recycling, and conserving energy and water, all of which reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change,” said Dale Alekel, Green Schools Program manager.
Sixty schools in King County and unincorporated areas were recognized as Sustaining Green Schools for maintaining Level One, Two or Three practices, and completing an additional conservation action or education strategy. This accomplishment was achieved by Moorlands Elementary, Secondary Academy for Success and Skyview Middle School. Inglemoor High School was recognized as a Level Two Green School for maintaining their level one waste reduction and recycling practices, and learning about and engaging in energy conservation actions. Lockwood Elementary and Northshore Middle School were both recognized as a Level One Green School for initiating or improving waste reduction and recycling practices.
This program helps teach students and staff to only recycle materials they know can be recycled. To reduce contamination in recycling bins and ensure markets for the collected recyclable materials, important messages such as “no liquids or food in recycling bins” are emphasized. Students in turn bring these lessons home.
To learn more, visit King County Green Schools Program’s website.