Sustainability

At Phillips Exeter Academy, we are committed to integrating sustainability into all aspects of school life.  Sustainability is the way we manage our resources so that we take care of the environment, take care of our infrastructure and financial resources, and take care of our people by ensuring that our school is a safe and healthy place to learn that fosters knowledge of and concern for the environment.

We are guided by our Environmental Mission Statement and our Sustainability Master Plan.  As our Mission Statement emphasizes, “we must foster a culture of environmental awareness, which should be integral to our community in all venues of daily life, on and off campus—where we learn, where we work, where we live, and where we play.

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Sustainability News

Green Apple Day of Service

May 9, 2015 8:30 a.m.| Green Apple Day of Environmental Service is Saturday, May 9th.  This year, we will invite alumni and parents to join with students, faculty, and staff on a wide variety of environmental service projects.  PEA's first Green Apple Day of Service in 2013 brought together students and employees on 10 different outdoor projects such as birdhouse building, planting fall bulbs, trail mulching and removing invasive species.
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PEA Launches Climate Action Day

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Bill McKibben and a host of climate science experts lead interactive workshops.
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Liz Putnam: Award-winning American conservationist

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July 15, 2014 “It’s up to all of us -- but in particular to your generation -- to see that these irreplaceable jewels are protected for future generations.”
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Ceramics Class Throws Its Weight Behind “Bring A Mug!” Sustainability Program

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Friday, May 09, 2014 Students create ceramic mugs to help Grill's sustainability program
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Climate Change: A Generation’s Defining Challenge

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November 19, 2013 Ardent environmentalist Tom Steyer ’75 talks to students about climate change.
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Fresh Local Fish Makes a Splash at Dining Halls

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Students try out new fish offerings at the dining halls
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PEA Employees Volunteer at Seacoast Locations

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 'Community Connection Day' devoted to connecting and community service
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Phillips Exeter Academy Earns National “Green Ribbon Schools” Award

June 3, 2013 Only School Nominated by the NH Department of Education to Receive Award  
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Kalia Lydgate ‘03 Featured as a Huffington Post Greatest Woman of the Day

Friday, April 01, 2011 Young activist creates local jobs while promoting sustainability

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