Best Workplace for Waste Prevention & Recycling: 2nd Year Recipient - Lea Hill Elementary
Lea Hill Elementary School is a second-time addition to the Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list. With the help of the King County Green Schools program, students have learned to recycle paper, save water while washing their hands, compost food scraps, and use compost to grow and harvest vegetables and fruits. Even the pre-school students compost. Over the winter holidays, the students collected 1,865 pounds of holiday lights for reuse so that they wouldn’t go to the landfill. Additionally, they started a worm compost bin to manage some of the school’s food scraps.
Advice to others: “You’re never too young to learn how to compost, recycle, and reuse. At Lea Hill Elementary, we have three-year-olds in our preschool program who compost.
Special recognition: Without Principal Edward Herda, who is advocate of integrating the environment into education, we would not be able to do what we do. The Green Team at Lea Hill thanks him for his support.
Contact Name: Edward Herda