Environmental efforts at Suffield Academy are woven throughout our everyday life. They range from infrastructure initiatives and course offerings to school awards and upcoming school projects.
-Austainability awareness courses -SOLO (Suffield Outdoor Leadership Opportunities) -TREE (Teaching Responsible Environmental Ethics) -Earth Day celebration with educational workshops and conservation activities -Addition of the Balance Barn -Organic & local foods served in the dining hall -The use of post consumer recycled materials around campus
Environmental Initiatives Accomplishments
-Joined the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools -Joined the Green School Alliance at the Climate Steward Level -Won awards for student videos produced for the Green School Alliance -Included green architectural features into new buildings -Installed solar panel array at the SOLO Barn -Renovated the pond and lean-to at the Parker Regan Memorial -Labeled trees on campus to highlight biodiversity -Added natural gas heating capabilities -Updated efficiency for Suffield’s major boilers -Re-lamped campus buildings for low wattage bulbs -Installed motion sensors in dorms -Installed water filter systems in dorms and offices -Implemented a single stream collection for campus recycling program
“When you care about the environment, you feel as if you are never doing enough. I am extremely proud of the Suffield Academy community and the efforts that are underway both on a personal and community level.” Headmaster Charlie Cahn
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