COVID safety protocols led to a different looking Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Culinary Competition this year. The event took place virtually with students cooking from their own kitchens.
Students learn about sustainability through instruction on conservation and natural resources in science, social studies and other areas.
Community partners also provide assistance. For example, the King County Green Schools Program provides assistance, educational resources and recognition for schools. Sustainability Ambassadors inspires students to initiate sustainability goals in their communities and measure performance along the way.
|Sustaining Green School||Level Three Green School||Level Two Green School||Level One Green School||Initial Program Entry|
|Adds at least one new conservation practice or education strategy each year||✔|
|Adds pollution prevention education and actions||✔||✔|
|Adds energy conservation education and practices||✔||✔||✔|
|Meets waste reduction and recycling criteria||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Working to achieve Level One status||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
- Environmental & Adventure School
Initial Program Entry
- Rose Hill
- Rose Hill
- Stella Schola
During a special fall recognition, Horace Mann Elementary School joined other schools in Lake Washington School District that defied the odds and completed requirements to level-up as King County Green Schools in 2020. The sustainability program held a special fall recognition this year in addition to its normal spring recognition.
Would you wear a watch and slippers made from carbon dioxide emissions? Or brush your teeth using toothpaste made from CO₂? Before the pandemic, students at Evergreen Middle School were learning about real products that capture and store carbon dioxide that would otherwise go into the atmosphere.
Three schools in Lake Washington School District were named 2020 Sustaining Green Schools by King County Green Schools in June. Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) qualified for the recognition for the first time this year. The shared campus of Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School have earned the recognition for five consecutive years.