King’s fourth graders earn national award for green thinking

Apr 26, 2014
Courtesy of: King's School The King’s fourth grade “Green Team” recently took second place in a national competition for helping the school reduce plastic waste.

A King’s fourth grade class was recently recognized in a national competition for their green thinking.

The class participated in the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education “We Can Change the World Challenge” and finished in second place.

The classes “The Fourth Grade Green Team” earned the award by teaching each classroom in the school why and how they should reduce plastic waste in lunches.

Due to the school’s participation in the Green Team Challenge, King’s Elementary has reduced plastic waste by over 47 percent.

“I am so proud of the 4th Grade Green Team for the hard work, leadership and teamwork they showed in our Waste Reduction Project,” said Lindze Wilson, a King’s teacher and volunteer coordinator for the Challenge.

The school received a $2,500 grant to be used for future green initiatives.

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