Success Stories

  • Food Revolution Students
    In Dubai, A Garden Cultivates Community
    Dubai is an inhospitable place to build a garden. In a city on a 'fast track' to the future, at the hub of futuristic innovation, lies the American School of Dubai (ASD). With a population of roughly 1850 students from all parts of the world, and with plans for expansion in the coming two years, it wouldn’t seem that ASD would be the ideal spot for a sustainable garden.   more
  • Stacey JensenSTAR
    Farm-to-Table With Indigenous Food At The STAR School In Arizona
    The students at the STAR School, an off-grid solar powered school serving Navajo students in northern Arizona are growing and serving indigenous food in their cafeteria.  Here are some of the recipes we enjoy!    more
  • FVS Land Manager
    Small Seeds Bring Great Harvest To Fountain Valley School!
    The seeds of an idea formed last May, and this year those seeds turned into a harvest as the new community garden brought a bounty of goodness to the Fountain Valley School dining room.   more
  • leaves
    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
  • PINEJOG
    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
  • St. Andrews Austin
    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
  • HHS
    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
  • AAS
    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
  • MERMGreenTeam
    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
    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
Stories about schools who are successful in implementing any sustainability project.

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