We care about climate in western Maine and are teaming up with the author of DEEP The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow and watching the film Chasing Ice to start our Earth Day events. Campus energy use tours, a celebration of local foods, vernal pool tours, reclaiming run off water for gardening, compost learning, star gazing and an early morning “Polar Plunge” kick off a lunar cycle of Earth action.
Winter Greenhouse Project at Purnell School
Many schools have beautiful greenhouses that were built to allow students to study botany and gardening through meaningful hands on experiential learning. However, many of these greenhouses fall by the wayside during the cold winter months simply because we don’t know what to do with them! Teachers and students should consider taking on the challenge […]
What is a Bottle Brick Bench and Why Build One?
During the past two academic years, RPCS students have been collecting plastic waste and plastic bottles in order to create and build a bottle brick bench – the second one to be built in the state of Maryland. Martha Barss, Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator, along with the 4th and 5th Grades have been directing […]
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Students Experience, Enjoy “Green Cuisine”
Sidwell Friends has been committed to cleaner and greener food since 2004; its “Green Cuisine” program now incorporates, wherever possible, ingredients and practices that are truly sustainable. Teaching “food intelligence” is an important factor. The menu planning, preparation methods, ingredients, and dishes make everyone on campus more mindful. “Meatless Menus” emphasize that eating less meat […]
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