Green Team

Sustaining Green School  

Our school’s Green Team has evolved over the years. Currently, two teacher leaders run meetings every week for any fourth and fifth grade student interested in sustainability efforts. Apollo has a stable 30 or so members. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Accomplishments

Level One of the Green Schools Program: Achieved in May 2011

Level Two of the Green Schools Program: Achieved in May 2013

Level Three of the Green Schools Program: Achieved in May 2015

2015-2016 Sustaining Green Schools: Achieved in May 2016

2016-2017 Sustaining Green Schools: Achieved in May 2017

2017-2018 Sustaining Green Schools: Achieved in May 2018

  • Apollo Elementary reached Sustaining Green Schools in May 2016.
  • In the late spring of 2015, Apollo Elementary was honored to receive a Level Three Green Schools designation from the King County Green Schools Program
  • For the Waste Free Wednesday Earth Day Challenge for April 22nd, 2015, Apollo had the lowest lunch waste amount for elementary schools in the Issaquah School District!  
  • Apollo has had a steady decrease in energy use since 2010 when the first Green Team was established.
  • A thriving Green Team Club continues to meet once a week to produce a newspaper and work on promoting sustainability efforts within our school community.
  • Water and energy conservation methods are practiced with signs posted in all common areas to remind staff, students, and parents to reduce waste of those precious resources.
  • The school’s classrooms, MPR, and gym are all equipped with sensors that automatically turn off the lights when unoccupied for  a certain amount of time.
  • The Green Team shares the school’s energy usage with the school community and staff members.
  • The Green Team shares reminders to reduce energy usage and waste with the school community and staff members via newsletter and e-Reviews.
  • Staff and students are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather rather than adjusting the thermostat settings.
  • Energy conservation and composting tips are promoted through student visits to primary classrooms, lunchroom presentations, Green Week, and signage.
  • All exterior doors remain closed and projectors are set on Eco Mode to reduce energy consumption.
  • Green Team members make monthly conservation and recycling announcements.