Boarding schools have long kept environmental practices at the fore of student and faculty minds.
The sound practices and philosophies of a respectful environmental outlook make for good teaching, conservative consumption, and, in the case of many boarding schools, ways to connect and understand rural school settings.
Bluntly, for large residential operations, conservation keeps the bills down.
The nature and bonds of a residential community simply make common bonds and responsibilities easier to see, understand, and practice. It’s no accident that the Green Cup Challenge (which now includes schools of all types) was conceived and brought to life in boarding schools.
Celebrating Earth Day‘s 40th anniversary, TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) features a brief collection of boarding school environmental initiatives (TABS View: Boarding Schools Celebrate Earth Day at 40) as well as a link to its Facebook page with more boarding school Earth Day initiatives.
Current boarding school environmental projects include projects as varied as the installation of solar hot water heater on a dormitory at New Hampton School to students tending rasperries on the Northfield Mount Hermon farm.
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