The Enumclaw School District reported Monday morning that we have some Earth Heroes in our midst.
Westwood teacher Laura Hoover-Sanders and the Westwood Elementary fifth-grade Green Team have been selected as 2013 King County Earth Heroes at School.
King County wants to honor the very best students, teachers, staff, school volunteers, programs and even entire schools that are contributing to student environmental education and environmental protection, through the County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program.
Nominations for the program were collected in February with winners honored at an event featuring King County Executive Dow Constantine on April 25, during the County’s annual Earth Week celebration.
Recycling, restoring habitat, composting lunchroom waste and growing pesticide-free gardens are among the many types of award-winning projects carried out by students, teachers and staff in King County schools.
By acknowledging environmental leaders in the school community through the Earth Heroes at School Program, King County hopes to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.
The program is offered through the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division.
For more information on this program, visit http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/education/earth-heroes.asp.