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MISD's Plano and Island Vision's Pirzio-Biroli Named 'Earth Heroes'

The King County Executive's Office will honor MISD Superintendent Gary Plano and Lucia Pirzio-Biroli with the King County Earth Hero at School award at Maplewood Greens in Renton on April 26.

King County Executive Dow Constantine will honor two representatives from the Mercer Island School District (MISD) on April 26 with a King County Earth Hero at School award. Recipients share a passion for conserving natural resources and reducing waste. 

Awardees from Mercer Island are Dr. Gary Plano, MISD Superintendent and Lucia Pirzio-Biroli, current head of local environmental non-profit Island Vision and volunteer in the community, school district, and at West Mercer Elementary School.

"These stewards of the environment are our heroes - for conserving resources, protecting the environment, and spreading the word about sustainable practices," said Executive Constantine. "I am proud to recognize them for their hands-on commitment to the planet."

Last year, volunteer Nancy Weil and Teacher Jamie Cooke .

The awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Greens banquet hall at the Maplewood Golf Course, 4050 Maple Valley Hwy., Renton.

For additional information follow this link to the full press release

Trevor Hart April 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM
How does tearing down 4 perfectly good, yet overcrowded, schools, totaling approx. 250,000 square feet, support Dr. Plano receiving an award for "...conserving natural resources and reducing waste". I'll leave it to the reader of this comment to reflect on the oxymoron nature of this "Earth Hero" award and its recipient..
Jim Stanton April 12, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I found the answer to this question on the school bond Levy website. Try this link: http://mischoolsyes.org/elementary-schools/

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