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.

Sustainability News

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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ESSO Fair Trade Exeter Club Receives Certification Diploma

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 ESSO Fair Trade Exeter Club works to bring fair trade products and awareness to campus.
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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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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Sustainability Film, Chasing Ice

October 18, 2013 Sustainability Film Series continues with Chasing Ice on Friday, October 18, 2013, 7 p.m. The film will be shown in the Forum, Phelps Academy Center on Tan Lane. The showing is free and open to the public.
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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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Green Apple Day of Service

September 28, 2013 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 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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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Talk with Urban Farmer, Freelance Journalist Novella Carpenter

May 14, 2013 7 p.m. | Mayer Auditorium, Academy Building| Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Mayer Auditorium
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Spring Sustainability Film Series

April 12, 2013 - May 3, 2013 7 p.m. | Phelps Academy Center Forum| A valiant fight to save the Salmo salar and the earth's future could be potentially saved by a clothesline
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Bill McKibben Wows Exeter During Two-Day Visit

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben came to Exeter with this message: Global warming is 'the great challenge of our time'
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Urban Farming: Raising Awareness One Garden at a Time

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Friday, November 04, 2011 Excited by his message, students gave Will Allen a standing ovation
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"Accumulation of Small Actions Makes a Difference"

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Monday, May 30, 2011 NY State Nature Conservancy Director discusses environmental challenges and solutions at student assembly.
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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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