County Green Schools program recognizes MI schools

Two elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School were recognized.

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 1:40pm
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The Mercer Island School District once again had multiple schools rank highly in the King County Green Schools Program, which helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation.

The program provides hands-on help and the tools that schools need, such as recycling containers and signs, to make improvements.

This spring, the program recognized 83 schools for their exemplary conservation practices, and 58 percent of the K-12 schools in King County outside the city of Seattle now participate.

On Mercer Island, Island Park and Lakeridge Elementary Schools, and both the Middle School and the High School were recognized for continued multi-year performance in all three categories: waste reduction and recycling; energy conservation; and water conservation and pollution prevention. West Mercer Elementary and the new Northwood Elementary School also appear in the rankings.

Locals cearn more about the MISD Green Teams that are leading these efforts at www.mercerislandschools.org.

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