At Chestnut Hill Academy, we have reached Level 3 accreditation through King County’s Green Schools program.Through the King County Green Schools program, we expanded waste reduction and recycling practices during our Level 1 year, reduced our impact on global warming through energy conservation during our Level 2 year, and added an additional focus on water conservation during our Level 3 year.
Our environmentally friendly efforts and initiatives are led by our students, in the form of a Green Team comprised of representatives from second through fifth grade. The Green Team members participate in biweekly meetings and facilitate projects focused on recycling, composting, gardening, water conservation, and other important eco-friendly practices, with the goal of raising environmental awareness across the student body.
Green Team Advisor: Monique Stuart-German, Director of Student Services
You can find out more about the King County Green Schools Program here.
Our Green Team actions include:
• Planning environmentally-focused assemblies and workshops
• Ensuring compost caddies are in place in every classroom
• Completing spot checks of classroom recycling and composting practices
• Creating signage and posters to clarify recycling and composting expectations
• Providing support during lunch periods to help sort trash, recycling, and compost
• Conducting faucet flow testing to ensure successful aerator installation
• Planting starts and transplanting seedlings for the school garden
• Planning classroom-based and school-wide activities for Earth Day