Sustainability Awards and Grants

2013  Department of Education Green Ribbons Award

2012  PV America project of distinction award for 2MW solar field

2012  EE Ford Foundation grant for sustainability metrics

2011     The Sustainable Endowments Institute Billion Dollar Green Challenge,
             participant
            (Berkshire School was the only secondary school participant in the country.)

2011    Keep America Beautiful Recycle Bowl, Massachusetts champion

2010    DoSomething.org Community Garden Grant, recipient

2010    Student Conservation Association (SCA) Green Your School Contest,
            Biodiesel, finalist

2010    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
            Green Your Pastures Fund Grant, recipient

2009    DoSomething.org Increase Your Green Competition, winner

2008    Green Cup Challenge, 1st Place winner

2008    The National Wildlife Federation’s Chill-Out:
            Campus Solutions to Global Warming Competition,
            Innovative and Experimental Solutions: Emission Trading, winner

2007    The Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Recognition
            (Berkshire was the first secondary school in the country to earn the award for
            its new dorms.)

2006    The National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology
            Recognition in Environmental Literacy and Management Systems
            (Berkshire was the first secondary school in the country to be recognized.)

2005    The National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology
            Recognition for Waste Reduction Efforts


Memberships and Partnerships

  • The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, member
  • Clean Air–Cool Planet, partner
    (Berkshire School was the first secondary school partner in the country.)
  • Green Cup Challenge, national coordinator
  • Green School Alliance, charter member
  • National Wildlife Federation, member
  • U.S. Green Building Council, member
  • Fair Labor Association, member


In the News

  • Featured on BBC radio for environmental stewardship
  • Featured on the National Wildlife Federation, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and Second Nature webcasts on sustainability
  • Featured on NAIS website as a sustainability leader among secondary schools Presentations at NAIS, Green School’s National Conference, 8 School’s Conference and the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network
  • Webcasts for United States Green Building Council and for Sustainable Endowment Institute
  • Featured in “Green Living” issue of USA Today

 



 

Berkshire School

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 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
 |  T: 413 229 8511

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