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Tackle Food Waste One Scrap at a Time

By Boyer Sudduth - Westtown School's Environmental Consultants

Caring for our environment is one of the three priorities defined in Westtown School’s Strategic Vision. To continue our important work in this area, we have been partnering with sustainability consultants, Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants.  This piece was written by Claire DuBois, Sustainability Intern with Boyer Sudduth.  

Lower School Science Teacher Amanda Jeane Strode is passionate about helping Westtown meet its sustainable goals when it comes to waste. She incorporates recycling lessons into her science curriculum with hands-on activities. Fourth graders gather data, collect and sort recyclables, and transport them to the dumpster. 

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College Decisions: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

By Jessica Smith

Spring is in the air and college is on the mind of many seniors across the country. Some seniors have made their college choices, some are waiting for more decisions, and many are comparing and awaiting financial aid offers. In the next three weeks or so, seniors should finish receiving college decisions. Then they will need to make their own choices. Here are a few things for seniors and their families to keep in mind.
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Healthy Habits for Our Planet

By Ellen Songle

As a new member of the Sustainability Committee at Westtown School, I appreciate the conversations we share that have reminded me of simple ways we can all help our planet. It always amazes me how small changes in our everyday practices and behaviors can have such a positive impact on our environment. Below are a few reminders of the little steps we can all take.       
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That’s a Wrap: Eco-Friendly Tips for the Holidays
Boyer Sudduth - Westtown School's Environmental Consultants

Give our planet a gift this holiday season by making an effort to be more intentional with how you wrap your presents. Each year, about 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper gets thrown away: that is enough to circle the planet nine times! Not only does wrapping gifts create waste, but also consumers end up throwing away about $12.7 billion of wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift bags .  
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The Power of Perception
A River

Maria Alonso

Perception determines and drives our approach, attitude, and actions in any given situation. The current global pandemic we are facing —and our varying responses to it— is a testament to the power of perception and how it impacts our experience, our behaviors, and the choices we make moment to moment. Read more!

Tools to Help Heal and Take Action
Holding a small tree in small hands

Marissa Colston

In response to the violence of systemic racism that we have witnessed this year, Marissa Colston, our Equity and Inclusion Specialist, offers ways in which all of us can engage in nonviolent action. Read more!

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