We are all passengers on this flight to a better future for the planet, and ourselves.
Environment and Sustainability
Project Manager – Adhya
Writers – Sawyer and Katherine
Researchers/Advisors – Connor and Karl
Our Commitment to Practicing Environmental Sustainability
We aim to educate the students and adults about the environment, increase eco-friendly practices on campus, and support our local biodiversity. We are working with the Green Team in hopes to convince parents/adults to switch to solar energy. Overall, we want to spread awareness about various causes and help our environment.
Groups and Projects
Zarah, Desmond, Luke, and Khloe are working on designing and building a rain garden. A rain garden is a garden that contains plants that readily absorb large amounts of water. The rain garden would help to reduce the amount of water pushed into the sewer system during rainstorms. “We are making a rain garden,” says Luke Davis, head assistant of the rain garden “and nothing is going to stop us. Not even the rain.”
Sabi, Sadie, Mia, and Zidaan are the Green Team! The Green Team is in charge of what our school and our programs are doing to solve the economic problems in an eco-friendly way. “Our first objective is to reinstate an effective composting system, throughout the campus, by June 2022.” shared Mia Monteiro, president of the green team. They have been talking with the head of the school and the school administration about restarting composting. They plan to propose their plan to HOS by March 25th.
Anamitra, Ryan, and Nico are in charge of political activism. This group works towards causing a difference in our community. “We think that we need our environment more than it needs us, so we should take good care of it,” shared Anamitra Abi, the group’s site manager.
Fred, Anne-Catherine, Eddie, and Nicky are in charge of designing and creating a chicken coop for our school. This chicken coop would provide a new way to dispose of food waste, create fresh eggs for the school to use, and make countless educational experiences possible. “We believe that chickens will benefit not only our school but our environment as well,” says Fred Sullivan, the project manager.
Kim, Vinay, and Grant are 3 middle school students who have volunteered to work to increase recycling efforts on campus. They are determining where recycling bins should be placed or moved while also adding signs to each bin to make recycling easier for even our youngest students. “Recycling is very important, and we feel that we should all work harder to save the environment,” says Grant Berness, one of the three heads of the recycling team.
What Can You Do?
- Have zero waste after your meals or save as leftovers
- Start recycling ( if you haven’t already)
- Implement solar panels/use sustainable energy
- Use reusable alternatives
- Go plastic-free
- Be against products that endanger the environment and/or wildlife
- Invest in renewable water bottles
- Be mindful of your food
- Keep tabs on the usage of your device
- Reduce paper towel and paper napkin usage
Our Work Ahead
As we continue to make progress on our Environmental Sustainability goals, we seek to engage the community in meaningful discussion and welcome input from students, teachers and members of our community.