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ERIC Number: EJ972314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Changing the Story: Making Renewable Energy Central to Learning
Goddard, Lise; Hahn, Josh
Independent School, v71 n3 Spr 2012
This article examines two independent schools as case studies for educating for sustainability, and shares what they have learned, what works, and best of all, what can be replicated elsewhere. Midland School--rigorous, rustic, and full of heart--is a small college preparatory boarding school on almost 3,000 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California. Sustainability is in Midland's DNA, and has been since the school's founding in 1932. Midland was awarded a Governor's Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership, California's highest environmental honor. The Hotchkiss School--challenging, traditional, and well resourced--is a boarding school on 800 acres, including woods, lakes, and freshwater wetlands in Connecticut. Hotchkiss strengthened its commitment to environmental stewardship in 1996 in its Statement of Goals and Purposes, putting at the forefront of a Hotchkiss education the school's natural resources and student connection to these resources. Hotchkiss and Midland are two models of how schools can be regenerative in scope, adaptable to changing times, and resilient in the face of proven scientific limits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut