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Program benefits and assistance

Program benefits

students recycle milk

Students at Kings Schools begin to recycle milk cartons.

  • Assistance – King County representatives provide hands-on assistance and guidance.
  • Conservation – Improved conservation practices reduce depletion of natural resources and help to protect our environment.
  • Cost savings – Conservation practices save money.
  • Education and leadership opportunities for students – Students take action, learn about conservation and develop leadership skills. Action-oriented environmental education engages students and can improve learning and test scores.
  • Recognition – Schools and school districts receive recognition which enhances student, staff, parent and community ownership and pride.
  • Resources – King County provides information, assistance, referrals, recycling containers and signs.

Program assistance

A program representative is assigned to assist each school and district. Tailored to the needs of each participant, assistance includes helping schools and districts to

  • assess current conservation practices, with a focus on waste reduction and recycling during Level One of the program.
  • make improvements, track successes and complete program criteria.
  • educate students and staff about conservation practices.
  • locate free technical assistance and funding sources in the areas of energy and water conservation, hazardous materials management and green building.
    • King County experts in waste reduction and recycling, green building, and hazardous materials management provide recommendations and guidance.

In addition, the program provides:

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Updated: Jul. 19, 2016

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