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Federal Way Public Schools receives Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

Federal Way Public Schools receives Certificate of Recognition from the Green Schools Program and City of Federal Way at its school board meeting. From left: Jeff Gaisford, Manager of the Recycling and Environmental Services Section, King County Solid Waste Division; Dale Alekel, Program Manager of the King County Green Schools Program; Ed Novak, Resource Conservation Manager, Federal Way Public Schools; and Rob van Orsow, Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator, City of Federal Way.

July 12, 2017

Issaquah School District honored by county for commitment to environment
From the Issaquah Reporter

July 6, 2017

Three Enumclaw schools lauded for ‘green’ effort
From the Courier-Herald

July 4, 2017

Kirkland schools recognized as King County Green Schools
From the Kirkland Reporter

June 29, 2017

6 Federal Way schools recognized for conservation efforts
From the Federal Way Mirror

June 28, 2017

Auburn School District comes up golden by going green
From the Auburn Reporter

June 20, 2017

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 77 schools, 2 districts for resource conservation

July 7, 2016

Four Valley schools receive King County Green Schools Program honors for conserving resources
From the Snoqualmie Valley Record

June 17, 2016

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 70 schools for conserving resources
From the Maple Valley Reporter

June 13, 2016

Kent schools honored for conserving resources
From the Kent Reporter

June 8, 2016

King County Green Schools Program recognizes Kirkland school for conserving resources
From the Kirkland Reporter

June 8, 2016

King County Green Schools Program recognizes seven Northshore schools
From the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Nov. 7, 2015

Sammamish elementary school participates in national recycling program (external)
From the Issaquah Reporter.

June 3, 2015

King County Green Schools Program honors 55 schools as they help cut waste, save resources

May 13, 2015

County Earth Heroes include local teacher (external)
From the SnoValley Star.

May 1, 2015

Tahoma School District goes green for Earth Day with awards (external)
From the Maple Valley Reporter.

Feb. 28, 2015

Northshore’s Secondary Academy for Success recognized for water conservation and pollution prevention (external)

Feb. 27, 2014

King County Green Schools Program recognizes six schools, helps schools achieve results

July 17, 2014

Eight Issaquah schools honored for conservation (external)
From the Issaquah Reporter.

June 19, 2014

Enumclaw schools recognized for 'green' efforts (external)
From the Enumclaw Courier-Herald.

June 3, 2014

Rock Creek Elementary recognized in King County Green Schools program (external)
From the Maple Valley Reporter.

June 2, 2014

King County Green Schools Program honors two schools from Kirkland for resource conservation (external)
From the Kirkland Reporter.

June 2, 2014

King County Green Schools Program honors 34 schools for resource conservation
King County news release.

April 28, 2014

Sandburg Elementary/Discovery Community School in Kirkland named Green School Leader (external)
From the Kirkland Reporter.

Feb. 24, 2014

King County conservation program honors four Issaquah schools (external)
From the Issaquah Press.

Feb. 20, 2014

King County Green Schools Program honors Auburn schools for resource conservation (external)
From the Auburn Reporter.

Feb. 20, 2014

King County Green Schools Program honors seven schools for resource conservation
King County news release.

July 24, 2013

County honors Auburn schools for ‘green’ efforts (external)
From the Auburn Reporter.

July 23, 2013

Kent School District, other county districts, schools receive conservation awards (external)
From the Kent Reporter.

July 23, 2013

Kent School District, other King County districts and schools, get conservation awards
King County news release.

July 5, 2013

King County Green Schools program honors Bothell school for conservation (external)
From the Bothell Reporter.

July 3, 2013

King County Green Schools Program honors 39 schools for conservation
King County news release.

March 1, 2013

King County Green Schools Program honors 8 schools, 2 districts for resource conservation
King County news release.

March 1, 2013

Issaquah District, Sunset Elementary Recognized for 'Green' Efforts (external)
King County's Green Schools Program helps schools and districts reduce waste, cut garbage disposal costs, and lower energy and water consumption and costs.
From the Sammamish-Issaquah Patch.

June 13, 2012

King County Green Schools Program honors six Tahoma schools for conservation (external)
From the Maple Valley Reporter.

June 13, 2012

Executive congratulates 4 King County Green Schools Program schools for new national honor

June 12, 2012

King County Green Schools Program honors 64 schools, 2 districts for conservation

Apr. 30, 2012

Bellevue teacher honored by county as Earth Hero (external)
From the Bellevue Reporter.

Apr. 24, 2012

Issaquah schools recognized for compost, recycling program (external)
From the Issaquah Reporter.

April 23, 2012

Issaquah School District Recognized for Resource Conservation (external)
From the Sammamish-Issaquah Patch

April 23, 2012

King County Executive congratulates Issaquah School District on earning recognition for resource conservation

Feb. 7, 2012

Briarwood Elementary is latest campus to be honored as a Green School (external)
From the Issaquah Press.

Jan. 31, 2012

King County Green Schools Program honors four schools for resource conservation

Jan. 31, 2012

Briarwood Elementary honored by county Green Schools Program (external)
From the Issaquah Press.

July 1, 2011

Schools conservation programs go greener (external)
From the Newcastle News.

June 22, 2011

King County recognizes nine Kent schools for conservation efforts (external)
From the Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond Reporter.

June 18, 2011

Whiz Kids: Sammamish Schools Earn Recognition From King County for Conservation Efforts (external)
Sunny Hills Elementary and Creekside Elementary named as Green Schools by King County, thanks to the help of green-minded students—from the Sammamish Patch.

June 16, 2011

King County honors 11 ‘green’ Issaquah district schools (external)
From the Issaquah Press.

June 13, 2011

King County recognizes nine Kent schools for conservation efforts (external)
From the Kent Reporter.

June 13, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors 77 schools for conservation

June 13, 2011

King County recognizes Tukwila’s Academy Schools for conservation efforts (external)
From the Tukwila Reporter.

June 13, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors 11 Issaquah School District schools

June 13, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors four Northshore schools for conservation (external)
From the Bothell Reporter.

June 9, 2011

WHS Earth Club Wins Green School Status (external)
King County program offers special recognition for successful energy conservation, waste reduction and recycling—from the Woodinville Patch.

June 8, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors Bellevue School District and its 26 schools

June 7, 2011

Forecast is green for Issaquah Valley Elementary rain garden (external)
Project gives water a place to go in school parking lot—from the Issaquah Press.

May 22, 2011

Island Park school is a ‘Level Two’ green school (external)
The Island Park Elementary School’s "Green Schools" team has announced that they have achieved Level Two in the King County Green Schools Program—from the Mercer Island Reporter.

April 29, 2011

Recycling food saves money at Federal Way schools (external)
In a world where everyone is looking to save money, the Federal Way School District has found savings through a simple food recycling program—from the Federal Way Mirror.

April 19, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors Mercer Island School District and its schools
The Mercer Island School District and each of its five schools have completed Level One of the King County Green Schools Program by putting into place waste reduction and recycling practices and policies. Two of the schools have moved forward with energy conservation practices that have earned them Level Two status.

April 14, 2011

Islanders Earn ‘Green Schools’ and ‘Earth Heroes’ Honors from County Executive Constantine (external)
The school district’s distinction was announced as County Executive Dow Constantine recognized "Earth Heroes at School" at an award ceremony for environmental efforts and stewardship in schools countywide at the Community Center—from the Mercer Island Patch.

April 11, 2011

Earth Day Festivities ‘Spring’ to Life with Leap for Green Fair (external)
From the Mercer Island Patch.

April 6, 2011

King County Honors Three People From the Northshore School District as Earth Heroes at School (external)
From the Woodinville Patch.

March 30, 2011

King County honoring its Earth Heroes

March 30, 2011

County Names Local Resident, Teacher and School as ‘Earth Heroes’ (external)
Local resident Nancy Weil, Mercer Island High School science teacher Jamie Cooke and Island Park Elementary were all recognized for their efforts to promote environmentally-friendly practices and stewardship in local schools—from the Mercer Island Patch.

Feb. 1, 2011

West Mercer earns resource conservation honor (external)
West Mercer Elementary is among eight schools honored for resource conservation by the King County Green Schools Program—from the Mercer Island Reporter.

Jan. 24, 2011

Thunder Mountain honored for its move to go green (external)
King County recently acknowledged Enumclaw’s Thunder Mountain Middle School for the waste reduction and recycling program it began with its eighth-grade class in 2008—from the Enumclaw Courier-Herald.

Jan. 18, 2011

King County Green Schools Program honors eight schools for resource conservation
Eight King County schools earned recognition in January for their resource conservation efforts from the County’s Green Schools Program, which has helped more than 450 schools cut waste since its inception in 2003.

Jan. 18, 2011

Issaquah elementary schools earn King County eco honor (external)
King County Green Schools Program honored the Issaquah School District’s Creekside and Grand Ridge elementary schools in January for their resource conservation, recycling included—from the Issaquah Press.

Dec. 2, 2010

Students give green lessons to Amazon employees (external)
Can that go in the recycling bin? Can this be composted? Maybe you should ask the students at Newcastle Elementary School—from the Newcastle News.

September 2010

Trend: Green Education (external)
Local schools are bringing green education out of the books and onto the campus—from Seattle magazine.

Sept. 2, 2010

Ideas sprout at ‘green’ schools (external)
Even students with the greenest of intentions need guidance, and many got it from King County’s Green Schools Program—from the Newscastle News.

Aug. 18, 2010

Green students help conserve energy across the district (external)
From the clothes and appliances they buy to the way they conserve energy and recycle waste, green students are infusing their lives with an environmental perspective—from the SnoValley Star.

Aug. 17, 2010

Ideas sprout at ‘green’ schools (external)
For many students heading back to school this year, green is the new black—from the Issaquah Press.

June 22, 2010

King County honors Issaquah’s green schools (external)
Issaquah School District schools are lean and green and were honored for being so by King County officials—from the Issaquah Press.

June 17, 2010

King County Green Schools Program honors 65 schools for recycling, conservation work (external)
The award-winning King County Green Schools Program, which has helped more than 400 schools since its inception in 2003, provides hands-on assistance, recycling containers and stickers, as well as the support schools need to engage students and staff in conservation—from the Bothell Reporter.

June 16, 2010

King County executive honors Snoqualmie Valley schools for green efforts (external)
King County’s Executive Dow Constantine and the Department of Natural Resources and Parks honored 65 schools for their conservation work as part of the county’s Green Schools Program—from the SnoValley Star.

June 15, 2010

6 Issaquah schools recognized for recycling and conservation efforts (external)
Local students and teachers have made it clear that when it comes to doing the right thing by the environment, they are ready and willing to do their part—from The Issaquah Reporter.

June 14, 2010

King County Green Schools Program honors 65 schools for recycling, conservation work
Sixty-five schools in 10 school districts across King County have earned recognition for their successful resource conservation efforts from the county’s Green Schools Program.

June 8, 2010

Bellevue school district and schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program (external)
By making significant strides in reducing the impacts that each of its 27 schools have on the environment, the Bellevue School District has earned recognition as a Level One King County Green School District—from the Bellevue Reporter.

June 8, 2010

Bellevue school district and its 27 schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program
By making significant strides in reducing the impacts that each of its 27 schools have on the environment, the Bellevue School District has earned recognition as a Level One King County Green School District.

June 4, 2010

King County recognizes Tahoma School District for strides in waste reduction and recycling
Tahoma first district to achieve Level One of the Green Schools Program

June 2010

Class Act Newsletter
The June 2010 Class Act newsletter features Tahoma School District, Woodinville Montessori, and other Green Schools.

May 25, 2010

Tahoma is first to earn green schools district award (PDF, 224 K)
Tahoma School District's success in recycling and resource management has earned recognition as the first school district in King County to attain Level One in the Green Schools Program—from the Voice of the Valley

May 11, 2010

Lakeridge mom leads school composting (external)
When Nancy Weil found out that Lakeridge Elementary did not have a composting program, she decided to do something about it—from the Mercer Island Reporter.

March 9, 2010

Tahoma schools recognized for recycling, resource conservation efforts (PDF, 371 K)
Six Tahoma schools are among 11 that King County is honoring for completing the first level of the county's Green Schools Program—from the Voice of the Valley.

Feb. 22, 2010

Kent-Meridian's recycling emphasis halves cafeteria garbage (external)
Teenagers are typically known as a group that enjoys talking trash. But at Kent-Meridian High School, there’s now a lot less trash to talk about.

Feb. 2, 2010

Issaquah schools recognized by King County for recycling efforts (external)
Cascade Ridge Elementary, Challenger Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Issaquah Middle School and Maywood Middle School were honored by King County for their efforts to reduce waste through recycling programs.

Feb. 1, 2010

Eleven King County schools recognized for recycling, resource conservation efforts
King County is honoring 11 schools for completing the first level of the Green Schools Program. Participating schools receive assistance on how to conserve resources such as paper, electricity and water, and they are often rewarded with reduced utility and garbage disposal costs.

Jan. 5, 2010

Trio strives to keep middle school green (external)

Sept. 30, 2009

Cascade View students learn about four R’s of recycling (external)
Recycling now has four R’s: reduce, reuse, rethink and recycle. Cascade View Elementary School students learned all about it Sept. 24 at a King County Earth Challenge assembly.

June 23, 2009

King County recognizes Kent schools for environmental, or 'green', work (external)
This year, three schools in Kent School District were recognized for their efforts to reduce landfill waste—from the Kent Reporter.

June 22, 2009

County honors Southwood for recycle program (external)
Southwood Elementary School is one of 42 King County schools to earn recognition for its recycling and resource conservation efforts from the county’s Green Schools Program—from The Enumclaw Courier-Herald.

June 4, 2009

Green students clean their campus (external)
North Bend Elementary’s initial green push started during the summer of 2008, when a group of teachers, administrators, staff and parents decided to join the King County Green Schools Program—from the SnoValley Star.

June 15, 2009

Bellevue schools embrace recycling, earn King County Green Schools Program honors (external)
It's no secret that recycling and energy conservation programs can save a school district thousands of dollars a year in reduced disposal costs and lower power bills—from the Bellevue Reporter.

April 21, 2009

From green to gold: City, school district net awards (external)
The city won in the Leader in Open Space Conservation category. The school district won in the Leader in Green Schools category—from The Issaquah Press

March 9, 2009

Green Team targets lunchtime leftovers (external)
Cascade Ridge Elementary School fourth-grader Noah Springborn wasn't thrilled about having to wear a bright-green tie-dyed apron in front of the school's students at lunchtime. But he was willing to do it for a worthy cause—from The Issaquah Press

Oct. 3, 2008

Martin Sortun school staff, students go green (external)
School tries new program—from the Kent Reporter

April 23, 2008

Learning the recycling habit (external)
Both Snoqualmie Elementary School and Chief Kanim Middle School have received Earth Hero at School awards after integrating the recycling of not only paper and bottles but also banana peels and milk cartons into the school routine—from the SnoValley Star

February 2008

Sierra Heights school lunch leftovers fed to the worms, for the environment (PDF, 134 K)
reprinted with permission of Renton Magazine

Dec. 12, 2007

Issaquah School District Gets Awards for Recycling (PDF, 296 K)
reprinted with permission of The Issaquah Press

Nov. 15, 2007

Green schools save money and energy (external)
Science teacher Mike Town and his students are working to lower Redmond High School's carbon emissions, one classroom at a time – from the The Seattle Times.

June 2007

Success story: edible food donation (PDF, 27 K)
Five school districts donated more than 5,000 pounds of edible food to charitable organizations with the help of King County's Green Schools program.

Feb. 3, 2007

Feeding "The Big Pig" and saving the planet (external)
Students at Covington's Crestwood Elementary School tend to the first Earth Tub composting system in a King County school – from the The Seattle Times.

Oct. 18, 2006

Federal Way Public Schools Win Honorable "Green Schools" Award (PDF, 452 K)
from the Federal Way News

May 4, 2005

Sims Designates Two Locals as Earth Heroes (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Article from the Issaquah Press detailing how a Issaquah Valley Elementary school parent and custodian were named as Earth Heroes at School by King County.

2002-2003

Schools that participated in the pilot Green Schools Program during the 2002-2003 school year were featured on King 5 News and in stories in a number of local newspapers.
King 5 News featured a story on Crestwood Elementary School's Green Schools achievements on Friday, June 20, 2003, on the 5:00 p.m. news. A Seattle Times article and two King County Journal articles (East side and South side editions) noted the school's accomplishments. A press release was issued by King County on June 17, 2003.

July 1, 2003

Kids Throw Selves Into Recycling (external)
Article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer with information on the Green Schools program and its participants.

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