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Sustainability Mission Statement
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School strives to shape engaged citizens who live with integrity, empathy, and purpose, in part by involving our community in the stewardship of the planet. We foster in our students an appreciation of the world’s beauty and a sense of rich possibility along with a depth of knowledge about its complexities and challenges and a determination to make a positive difference in its care. In this time of increasing demands and stress upon Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems, the Day School recognizes environmental sustainability as a necessity and a core principle. We seek to equip students to meet these challenges through modeling best management practices within our physical plant; integration of environmental themes, content, and skill-building in an interdisciplinary curriculum; and stewardship opportunities in our day-to-day lives at school and in the broader communities of which we are a part.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School Earns Eco-Schools USA Bronze Award for Exceptional Achievement in Educating for Sustainability
Nature’s way to grow! The National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program recognized St. Patrick’s for exceptional achievement for integrating sustainability into our curriculum and on school grounds. With more than 5,000 schools in all 50 states, the Eco-Schools USA program is based on student-driven teams dedicated to reducing waste and to conserving energy and water use.
- To receive the bronze award, St. Patrick’s students, faculty, and staff:
- Formed an Eco-Action team
- Audited all Eco-School USA pathways to sustainability
- Developed, evaluated and monitor an Eco-Action plan
- Linked the plan to the curriculum
- Engaged and built community
- Created an Eco-Code
Together we reduced consumption and waste, curbed energy use, and focused on sustainable food and healthy living. St Patrick’s is committed to sustainably managing our grounds, buildings and curriculum.