Green Strides Tour

Green Strides Tour

green strides

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education recently toured our district to celebrate some of the great things we are doing when it comes to environmental sustainability, student health, and education. It was noted that all 27 Bethel Schools have been Energy Star certified.

The group's first stop was our Central Kitchen, which prepares 2,520,000 nutritious meals each year. They followed that with a visit to our Transportation facility to see our 42 propane buses. These are not only more environmentally friendly, but they are also quieter, making for a safer drive.

Finally, the group visited Spanaway Elementary to see the greenhouse, examples of the district's 34 rain gardens, and the first of our schools to be completely converted to LED bulbs, which provides an annual savings of 30,913 kWh.