The Issaquah School District was among the 15 honorees earning the U.S. Department of Education’s 2016 Green Ribbon School and District Sustainability Award.
The Issaquah School District was recognized for water conservation efforts that have led to no increases in the irrigation rate, even though the district has added five buildings with new irrigation systems.
The announcement was made on April 22, 2016, Earth Day, by John King, U.S. Secretary of Education and Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The District Sustainability Award recognizes exemplary efforts in at least one of three Green Ribbon pillars: reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; civic skills; and green career pathways.
Sustainability is one of Superintendent Ron Thiele’s three areas of focus for the Issaquah School District. He extends his appreciation and congratulations to all staff on earning this distinction at the national level.