As an educational institution, we feel compelled to bring greater attention to the moral and practical benefits of a society acting sustainably.
Through events such as School Meetings, Vespers, Chapels and Society of Skeptics, we aim to help both student and adult members of the Blair community distinguish needs versus wants and promote behaviors that serve the long-term needs of our environment.
We are working to substantially reduce our consumption of electrical energy, improve the efficiency of heating our buildings, reduce water consumption, eat more locally grown and nutritious foods, improve the efficiency of our fleet of vehicles, reduce the purchase and use of non-renewable materials on campus, and increase participation in recycling.
We will make every effort to instill an appreciation of the beautiful and interdependent world in which we live. The shared obligation to protect it requires our utmost daily attention. Ultimately, we look to graduate responsible citizens of the planet.
An “earth-friendly” attitude–one that embraces the concept of sustainability–has long-prevailed in some corners of campus, considering that the School’s weekly recycling program, as well as its student environmental club, Earthshine, which have been around since the 1980s and 1990, respectively.