CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth IHS Green Team honored as Conservation Champion for project that might go district-wide

(In photo: Students Katia Oliva, Clarissa Perez, Brandon Edwards; Sealth grad & former Green Team president Jessie Dirks; teacher Noah Zeichner; YMCA Earth Service Corps instructor Tyrell Dozier)

Thanks to Nicole Sipila from the Chief Sealth International High School PTSA for sharing the news that the CSIHS Green Team has been “recognized as a 2015-16 Conservation Champion for their work to get water-bottle-filling stations installed in our school. We should have quotes for the work (this) week and we hope to see them in place before the 2016-17 school year. Great job!” Teacher Noah Zeichner, who provided the photo above from a school-board meeting last month, says the project has been in the works for two years, “when members realized they could reduce the use of plastic water bottles in their school if students had the ability to fill up reusable water bottles. … Not only did they get the green light to purchase filling stations at Chief Sealth, additionally they convinced the school board to pursue a $200,000 grant for filling stations in every single Seattle Public School.”

Nicole also shared this district-produced PDF with photos and profiles of other schools recognized around the city this year, including, from our area, Alki Elementary, Arbor Heights Elementary, Concord International, Pathfinder K-8, and West Seattle High School. Congratulations to all!

4 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth IHS Green Team honored as Conservation Champion for project that might go district-wide"

  • jf May 31, 2016 (9:56 pm)

    You mean a faucet?  Schools don’t have faucets?

    • WSB May 31, 2016 (10:39 pm)

      Issues include hygiene and time. You want your kid filling a water bottle in the bathroom sink? Might not fit anyway. At a drinking fountain, if the water stream is high enough to go into the bottle, it might be low-pressure enough to take several minutes, and kids don’t get much time between classes or at lunch these days. – TR

  • Roxy June 1, 2016 (7:43 am)

    Well done, CSIHS Green Team! Your vision and achievement gives me confidence in the future!

  • Proud Sealth Mom June 1, 2016 (3:59 pm)

    I think its great that not only do these students realize how healthy and important water is, the waste it will reduce is incredible.  Sounds like more than a faucet to me.

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