Holy Rosary makes history: First “Green School” in Seattle

Just received word from parent volunteer chair Nancy Stillger that West Seattle’s Holy Rosary School has been certified as the first Washington State Green School in Seattle. “Our volunteer-led Green Team has implemented food composting, installed ‘No-Idle’ signs, participated in Bike-to-School Month, started seedlings for food banks through Lettuce Link, conducted an Earth Day poetry contest, and in general promoted awareness of taking care of our Earth,” she explains. The certification will be celebrated with a ceremony later this week.

4 Replies to "Holy Rosary makes history: First "Green School" in Seattle"

  • Kelly June 1, 2009 (10:20 pm)

    Hooray for Holy Rosary! As a neighbor and as someone working to launch this program statewide I am extra proud to call a local school the first in Seattle–and one of the first few in the Puget Sound region.

    I know Nancy worked very hard to coordinate this effort, in addition to the regular demands on her time. I’m sure many, many people at the school put in effort, too, but Nancy deserves a special thanks.

    PS – Schools anywhere in WA can now register for the program at http://www.wagreenschools.org; the web site will be improved with expanded features and full certification functionality on August 17th.

  • No-Idle Nulu June 2, 2009 (10:27 am)

    What about Seattle Public Schools, Cooper and Lawton also on the Green Schools List?

  • Jersey Jill June 2, 2009 (2:12 pm)

    Woo Hoo way to go Holy Rosary and I might also add that the schools website also has green tips that are very informative as well as creative that anyone young or old can use in their daily rountine. GO GATORS!!!

  • Kelly June 3, 2009 (10:03 am)

    Lawton is also a certified WA Green School (their certification was received just a few days after Holy Rosary). Cooper did a lot of good work and was helpful in the pilot program, but didn’t send in their final certification application–I assume it’s due to the bigger issues they’re struggling with. All schools–including Cooper–can use the new version of the program starting in August and can send in an application anytime.

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