Honor eco-savvy students, teachers as Earth Heroes

January 11, 2011

By Staff

Nominate eco-conscious students, teachers, staffers, volunteers and programs — or even entire schools — for the King County Earth Heroes at Schools awards program.

The award aims to honor people and entities for contributions to environmental protection and student environmental education. Honorees in past years included programs related to recycling, restoring habitat, composting lunchroom waste and growing pesticide-free gardens.

The program is offered through the county Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division.

“King County wants to recognize the schools and individuals at those institutions that play a vital role in teaching our youth about the importance of environmental stewardship,” County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement.

The program encourages self-nominations, but colleagues, classmates and the general public can also nominate Earth Heroes. Find nomination forms and the list of 2010 winners can be found at the Solid Waste Division website. Or call 206-296-4477 to learn more.

Nominations must be submitted by March 4. The county honors winners at the 10th annual Earth Heroes at Schools recognition ceremony in April.

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