The Northwest School has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2019 Green Ribbon School.
“As a school, we have always taken seriously the maxim that ‘all education is environmental education,’” says Head of School Mike McGill.
- reduce environmental impact and costs;
- improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
- provide effective environmental and sustainability education
The Northwest School website conveys the many ways environmental sustainability is woven through the school’s operational and institutional practices and curriculum, such as the 3,000-square-food and student-built Urban Farm and Garden, their comprehensive Health and Wellness Program, the Outdoor Program, the Dining Hall Program, and the endowment’s transfer to 100 percent environmental-, social-, and governance-screened investments.
We are committed, throughout our program and urban campus, to teaching and modeling sound, ecologically sensitive practices for our students and encouraging their proactive engagement in making the world more just and sustainable.Mike McGill
Washington K-12 GreenSchools for 2020
Applications & details on Washington K-12 GrrenSchools for 2020 should be initiated through:
Environmental and Sustainability Education Program Supervisor
Are sustainability, environmental leadership, and community health & wellness practices integrated with your school community?