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Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program

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King County wants to honor the very best students, teachers, staff, school volunteers, programs and even entire schools that are contributing to student environmental education and environmental protection, through the County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program.

Nominations for the 2013 Earth Heroes at School are due Feb. 23. Winners will be honored at an event featuring King County Executive Dow Constantine on April 25, during the County’s annual Earth Week celebration.

Recycling, restoring habitat, composting lunchroom waste and growing pesticide-free gardens are among the many types of award-winning projects carried out by students, teachers and staff in King County schools.

By acknowledging environmental leaders in the school community through the Earth Heroes at School Program, King County hopes to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.

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

Earth Heroes can be nominated by colleagues, classmates and the general public. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nomination forms are available or by calling Donna Miscolta, 206-296-4477.

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