Westwood Elementary was among 39 schools in 13 districts across King County recognized for its successful conservation practices by the county’s Green Schools program.
“Staff and students at these 39 schools have embraced recycling, reducing waste and other conservation actions,” program manager Dale Alekel said.
The program has served a growing number of schools each year, with 100 schools participating in 2009-10, 120 in 2010-11, 154 in 2011-12 and 174 this year.
The program has three levels which involve students and staff in learning about and practicing conservation of natural resources.
Westwood Elementary was among those schools completing Level Two by engaging in energy conservation actions like turning off lights in unoccupied rooms.