Three Enumclaw schools lauded for ‘green’ effort
A trio of Enumclaw schools were honored when the King County Green Schools Program identified buildings that are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources and cutting costs.
The Green Schools Program provides hands-on help and the tools that schools need – like recycling containers and signs – to make improvements.
The program has served a growing number of schools each year, from 70 schools in 2008 to 251 this year; that’s about half of all K-12 schools in King County outside the city of Seattle.
Both Enumclaw Middle School and Westwood Elementary School were among 45 buildings recognized as Sustaining Green Schools for maintaining Level One, Two and Three practices, and completing an additional conservation action or educational strategy. Level One addresses waste reduction and recycling efforts; Level Two focuses on energy conservation; and Level Three deals with water conservation.
Southwood Elementary was among the Green Schools that maintained Level One waste reduction and recycling practices, and had students learning about and engaging in energy conservation actions.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.