Being green is not just what we do at George School. It’s who we are. Developing “citizen scholars cheerfully committed to… the faithful stewardship of the earth” is part of our school mission. We feel so strongly about our relationship to our environment that we’ve even developed a mission statement on sustainability:
Guided by Quaker beliefs in stewardship, simplicity, and social justice, George School commits itself to awakening all members of our community to the wonder of the natural world and to our shared responsibility to care for it well.
From our Fitness and Athletics Center to our dining hall, in big leaps and small bites, sustainability is everywhere on display. Not content to be environmentally aware, we strive to be environmentally innovative, continually finding new ways to conserve energy and other resources.
But our green tint goes deeper than campus sustainability efforts and sports uniforms (green is also a school color, after all) to include environmental education in and out of the classroom. We believe that to prepare students to take their place and make their mark in an increasingly complex world, we must teach them to understand, appreciate, and protect the natural one.