Federal Way Schools - Leaders in Conservation
In Federal Way Public Schools, students and staff are striving to create a healthier environment in their schools and community, for today and tomorrow.
Students, teachers and staff are making a difference in our schools and community with programs designed to recycle, reduce waste, save energy and conserve resources. Besides the long-range benefits of good environmental stewardship, we strive to provide a healthy environment that supports student learning and employee productivity. King County Green Schools – a King County Waste Management Division program supporting schools' efforts to be environmentally responsible -- also provides teaching and learning opportunities for students and staff, developing environmental awareness that will last a lifetime.
In 1995, Federal Way became the 2nd school district in the state to establish the position of Resource Conservation Manager. Over the past 20 years, the district has continued to spearhead conservation efforts to recycle, reduce waste, save energy and conserve water.
The district received a Green Schools Certificate of Recognition in 2006 -- for leading the district to reach and exceed goals in waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, environmental purchasing and environmental education -- from the City of Federal Way and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. In 2007, our district earned the Green Glove Leader in Sustainable School Award from King County.
In 2012, Camelot Elementary School was awarded one of the US Department of Education's first-ever Green Ribbon School awards which nationally recognizes schools that excel in the areas of environmental impact and energy efficiency, healthy school environments and environmental and sustainability education. Only five schools in the state of Washington and 78 nationwide were awarded this honor.
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