Success Stories

  • Improving Composting Through Local Leaf Collection
    Here’s a recipe for excellent garden mulch, enough to nourish the soil to feed a school. Start with 10-15 tons of leaves, gathered during the fall from homes and businesses in the Village of Barnesville. Add cattle and goat manure, stir the mixture, and allow the temperature within the piles to rise. Turn regularly, over several months. There, you’ve ... more
  • Pine Jog: A Campus Designed For Sustainable Living
    Pine Jog's mission is to develop a community of environmentally conscious learners who value and respect themselves, others and the world we share. We accomplish this through a collaborative effort between our school, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and Florida Atlantic University. Pine Jog Elementary provides an eco-friendly ... more
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal School Students Green Their School
    This story was written by Read Barbee, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is private school in Austin, Texas that has provided students with a top-notch education and a strong, supportive community since 1952. First open to students in grades 1-6 in the heart of downtown Austin, the school added a new Upper School ... more
  • Hingham High School Green Team Kicks It Up A Notch!
    Green Committee Kicks It Up a Notch: Slash Mobs & Waste Drives Raise Awareness Since 2007, the Hingham High School Green Committee has brought together students, faculty, administrators and community members to reduce the environmental impact of the school and raise awareness about environmental concerns. The Green Committee’s programs are ... more
  • Anglo American School Leading The Way To Recycling In Moscow
    In 2008, a passionate parent approached Drew Alexander, then the Director of The Anglo-American School of Moscow (AAS), in the hopes of starting a recycling program. Having recently moved to Moscow, she was concerned that a more substantial infrastructure for waste disposal did not exist, at least not like those in other countries she'd visited. ... more
  • Manchester Essex's Green Team In Action
    The Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School building was constructed with recycled materials and energy-efficient design principles. It is home to a 650-gallon rainwater collection tank and over 100 donated plants and trees. The school reduced its waste 90 percent reduction through the installation of a state-of-the-art Lucidomatic ... more
  • Millbrook School Is Now 100% Solar-Powered!
    Millbrook’s new solar field project is arranged as a Power Purchase Agreement with Solar City. Solar City will own, operate, and maintain the photovoltaic system on Millbrook’s land for twenty years with a solution to finance the system with no money down. In the first year alone, the solar field is projected to lower the school’s annual utility bill by ... more
  • Green School Bali Takes Teaching To A New Green Level
    Green School in Bali, Indonesia is giving its students a relevant, holistic and green education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet. Its mission is to deliver a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world. They do this by: Emphasizing ‘learning by ... more
  • Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Connects To Nature
    Fountain Valley School of Colorado was founded in 1930 at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and serves boarding and day students in 9th to 12th grade.  Fountain Valley’s 1,100 acres have always been central to the School’s mission and identity. The land serves as an outdoor classroom, a venue for athletics and recreation, and an open space to harbor ... more
  • Student Council Spearheading Initiatives
    A Friends Council on Education bookmark states “Respect the earth and all life upon it.” At Westbury Friends School (WFS), our pastoral campus, bordered by two very busy streets, provides all who enter a true retreat from the hectic activity of daily life. The historic Westbury Friends Cemetery, dating back to the time of Elias Hicks, is adjacent to the ... more
  • St. Stephens Reduces Emissions
    St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School grows “greener” every year, thanks to the efforts of community members, who are digging deeper into their roles as stewards of the environment. Everywhere you look on their three campuses, students, teachers, staff, and parents are working to raise awareness and take positive measures to be sustainable in all areas ... more
  • Reservoir Rescue: 3,500 Fish Saved!
    The reservoir at the bottom of North Wilton Road in New Canaan, Connecticut was drained for repairs in October 2012. As a result, the fish living in the lake had to be removed. Trout Unlimited netted and removed hundreds of fish from the water above the dam, unfortunately, many fish singly went through the exhaust vents into the stream below the dam. ... more
  • St. Luke’s School: Environmental Ethos In Both Mind And Matter
    Founded in 1928, St Luke’s School is a grade 5-12 college preparatory day school in New Canaan, Connecticut. Situated on a 40-acre campus in northern Fairfield County, the school has lives by its motto: Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve. In 2005, St. Luke’s cemented its commitment to prepare its students to be leaders and stewards of a better planet by ... more
Stories about schools who are successful in implementing any sustainability project.

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