St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School was recognized by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program for exceptional achievement in educating for sustainability and improving the environmental footprint of the school grounds, facility, and curriculum. St. Patrick's is officially the first school in Washington, D.C. to receive the prestigious Green Flag, the Eco-Schools highest honor!
With more than 5,500 schools in all 50 states, the Eco-Schools USA program is based on the commitment and work of student-driven teams dedicated to issues such as reducing waste and consumption, climate resiliency, and environmental justice using audits, action plans, and other educational resources. While our pursuit of sustainability and eco-friendly behavior is ongoing, we are proud and thrilled to announce and share this accomplishment with our community.
The Sustainability Program at St. Patrick’s has been a full community effort since the program’s founding in 2017. This vital program has been driven by the engagement of students, faculty and staff, and parents, as we focus our efforts into curricular integrations, facilities improvement, and community outreach. Throughout the year we host hikes, family gardening events, parent receptions, and more. Please check out our sustainability website page for updates and information. For any parent looking to get more involved in this important effort, please join us at the St. Patrick’s Garden & Outdoor Learning Space on Friday, September 30, from 8:15 am to 9:15 am. Any questions can be answered by our Sustainability Director, Sam Mason.