HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4706, by Representatives Morton and Fuhrman.


     WHEREAS, The Riverside School District won the 1991 Weyerhaeuser "Excellence in Recycling" Award along with a check for ten thousand dollars; and

     WHEREAS, The two hundred forty-two staff and one thousand eight hundred students of Riverside were judged number one in the state for making recycling and waste reduction an integral part of their daily operations; and

     WHEREAS, The school district has reduced its total waste volume by twelve cubic yards in one year, which is a twenty-four percent reduction; and

     WHEREAS, This program added five thousand one hundred dollars per annum to the district budget by making a cost savings of three thousand dollars and increasing revenue by two thousand one hundred dollars; and

     WHEREAS, The district has an aggressive program of energy conservation that resulted in a fifty-four percent cost savings to the district despite a forty-three percent increase in square footage; and

     WHEREAS, The district has eliminated use of styrofoam lunch trays, recycles tin and aluminum cans and cardboard, has members of each class sort paper by white and mixed paper, composts all yard wastes, and collects waste oil, degreasers, solvents, and antifreeze for recycling, and students have a "recycled" school bus for daily collection of recyclables; and

     WHEREAS, The district is demonstrating to young people that they can affect the future by teaching students to recycle with the learn-by-doing method;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives commend the Riverside School District for establishing an action program of recycling and energy conservation and congratulate the staff and students for implementing the winning comprehensive waste management policy and program in Washington state; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to teachers Greg Minden and Jim Arras, staff members of the schools' special projects program, Jerry M. Wilson, Riverside School District Superintendent, and the principals of each participating school.


         I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

        Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives 4706

                             June 14, 1991.




           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives