Moorlands Elementary Recognized by Green Schools Program

Moorland's student council

Photographed above is Moorland’s student council. Each classroom has one student council representative that reports back to their classroom to share information with their classmates about the school’s green school activities.

Congratulations to Moorlands Elementary for being recognized as a King County Level Three Green School. Moorlands was recognized along with three other schools for increasing recycling, reducing waste, and conserving energy and water.  

King County’s release that recognized Moorlands efforts stated, “Each month, the school shared water conservation tips with each class. Students learned about the life cycle of plants by sowing, tending, and harvesting produce in the school’s raised garden beds. Fourth-grade classes learned about environmental stewardship by raising coho salmon in the school’s salmon tank and then releasing them into Puget Sound. At the start of the school year, students signed pledges committing to various water conservation actions. Moorlands installed a rain barrel to collect water to irrigate the school’s garden. Signs encouraging students to soap up their hands before rinsing were posted next to bathroom and classroom sinks. The school also maintained its 48 percent recycling rate by reducing waste and recycling.”  

King County’s Green Schools Program provides guidance, hands-on help and tools such as recycling containers and signs that schools need to make improvements. It helps teach K-12 students and employees to only recycle materials they know can be recycled.

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

 


 

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