MISD Green Schools

Welcome to Mercer Island School District’s Green Page

Mercer Island School District is one of 11 districts that have earned King County Green Schools (KCGSP) certification by improving conservation practices and involving students in conservation and outreach efforts.

The mission of KCGS is to

  • Initiate and expand waste reduction and recycling practices and other conservation actions.

  • Involve the whole school community in environmental stewardship.
  • Operate environmentally efficient and responsible facilities.

Level One focuses on waste reduction and recycling.
Level Two is energy conservation
Level Three is water conservation.

All five schools have reached Level One status. Lakeridge has completed Level Two and Island Park has completed Level Three. MISD achieved official recognition as a Green School District, Level One in April 2011.

Read about our schools’ plans for 2012-2013

List of Documents:

Health and Wellness Advisory Committee:

This committee was created with the idea that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potential and to achieve lifelong health and well-being.

Wellness Policy:

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Recycling Statistics:

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Energy and Water Statistics:

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Environmental Statistics:

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Healthy Ways to School:

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Learning Gardens:

Island Park Garden


  • Carpool

  • Conserve
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Compost
  • Unplug
  • Unsubscribe

Mercer Island GREEN Resources

Recycle electronics at E-Recycle located at 7835 S.E. 30th. For more information call (206)-230-8188.

IslandVision's mission is to encourage and support sustainable practices on Mercer Island, including consideration of environmental, economic and social equity issues, within our community, city and schools.

City of Mercer Island Recycling

Recyclable specifics to Mercer Island with Allied Waste/Rabanco

The Mercer Island Farmers Market connects growers, consumers, and the Island business community to create a valuable, sustainable community asset. The benefits resonate beyond our local community by contributing to sustainability of our region’s agricultural production.

Other useful sites:

What is Recyclable in King County

What is compostable with yard waste (Cedar Grove)

11 Facts About Energy – DO SOMETHING.ORG

Water Conservation Facts and Tips – Sunnyslope County Water District

Water Conservation Facts – PHCC

Read about our successes:

Mercer Island School District honored by King County Green Schools Program

King County Green Schools Success Stories: Mercer Island School District