Posted Monday, May 6, 2013
Berkshire was named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education recently for its efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and offer environmental education. Berkshire is one of just 64 schools in the nation to receive the distinction. Click here to read more.
Posted Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Students in Ms. Xu's Chinese classes celebrated Chinese New Year at her house recently, making and eating their own dumplings from scratch and practicing their language skills. Click here to see a slideshow.
Posted Saturday, Feb 9, 2013
The school has a new tool to monitor and analyze real-time energy consumption on campus: an online Energy Dashboard that includes data from many campus buildings, as well as the two-megawatt solar field. Click here to learn more.
Posted Monday, Sep 3, 2012
The new Math and Science Center, a 48,000-square-foot building that increases curricular space by 129%, is both smart and sustainable. By incorporating state-of-the-art design, the building is predicted to reduce energy consumption by 58.7% compared to standard buildings.
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012
Cody Turner '13, a member of the Sustainability class, recently helped the school to initiate a no-idling policy. The new rule is now incorporated in the employee handbook and signs will be posted in key locations.
Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2012
Students in the Sustainability class have studied the Fair Labor Association and urge the school to join nearly 200 colleges and universities in efforts to protect workers and promote socially responsible companies.
Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2012
Sustainable Resources students, tasked to create initiatives to improve community, take bold steps to positively impact those on campus and beyond.
Posted Friday, Oct 21, 2011
Students in the Sustainability class lead the community in a transportation carbon offset program, pushing Berkshire closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2014.
Posted Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
Berkshire joins Harvard, Stanford and 30 other leading universities in a pledge to invest a cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed green revolving funds to finance energy efficiency upgrades on campus. Berkshire is the nation's only secondary school invited to participate.
Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Members of the Sustainability class recognize prefects Juna Lee and Breana Wilson for their efforts to mentor and lead the girls in MacMillan dorm in raising conservation consciousness.
Posted Friday, Feb 18, 2011
Joe McDonald '12 and members of the Sustainability class use a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) system to urge for school purchasing guidelines.
Posted Thursday, Jan 27, 2011
Edward (Geordie) Beldock '11 and members of the Sustainability class report data in campus oil reduction efforts.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011
Joe McDonald '12 and the Sustainability class implement a new "Eat What you Take" campaign to eliminate food waste in the dining hall.
Posted Sunday, Oct 17, 2010
Sustainability students bring an idea to fruition and reap a bountiful harvest with the help of campus preschoolers
Posted Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010
Using a metric called Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), the School embarks on ambitious goals
Posted Sunday, Mar 7, 2010
With the receipt of two generous grants, plans are underway for a new community garden on campus
Posted Friday, Feb 19, 2010
Matt Kong '10 writes about the Sustainability class's trip to MVP and E&R laundry services to evaluate their environmental initiatives
Posted Thursday, Jan 7, 2010
Seniors Kit Landry and Ben Chwick delve into the study and production of biodiesel as part of a year-long independent study