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In the News: The Green Police

At Stevens Elementary School on Capitol Hill, physical education teacher Eric Peters leads the Green Team, where 84 of the school’s 380 students are members. 

Participating students volunteer during lunch shifts to help their peers figure out whether an item is garbage, compostable or can be recycled. They also give presentations to other students about composting and create signs supporting the initiative. 

“The kids like knowing that they’re doing something that helps the school and helps the environment. They enjoy learning about where the waste goes and why this is important, and they love taking on leadership roles.”  

In Seattle Public Schools, kids are skipping recess and heading for their cafeteria’s waste stations. For these young leaders, being on Green Team isn’t just about teaching their school what is recyclable and compostable – it’s about building a better future for our planet.

 Seattle’s Child put together an inspiring feature on the Green Teams district-wide working hard to environmental sustainability to their schools. For the full article, visit their website