Program benefits and assistance
- 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.
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:
- recycling containers up to $200 per school.
- recycling stickers for containers.
- website resources for waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation, water conservation and pollution prevention, environmental education, environmental purchasing, healthy schools, green building, litter reduction and transportation.
- recognition for schools and school districts that complete program criteria.