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Sidwell Friends School's Middle School Building

Sidwell Friends School's Middle School Building was completed in September 2006, and was awarded a LEED Platinum rating in March 2007. It is the first K-12 school in the United States to have a LEED Platinum rating and the first LEED Platinum building in the District of Columbia.

Click above for:

  • a virtual tour of the environmental features of the school led by students
  • real time data on electricity and water use from school sensors
  • info on the school's green housekeeping and food programs.
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Friends Farm Schools

Article from Fall 2010 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education

The circle of life can be an exciting and engaging lesson plan!
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Learning and Leading in Stewardship of the Earth

Article from Fall 2010 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love,
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.
-Senegalese converationist Baba Dioum

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It's Great Being Green!

Looking at Green Building Practices in Quaker Schools
Article from Fall 2010 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education

A tangible and concrete way to understand sustainable living is to actually inhabit an environment that can sustain itself. Across the country, Friends schools are living the testimony of stewardship and leading by example in building, renovating and retrofitting to create sustainable school environments.

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Minding the Light with Solar Panels

Article from Fall 2010 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education

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QUEST

Article from Fall 2010 issue of Chronicles of Quaker Education

“What excites me about QUEST is that it is all about engagement with each other, with Quaker principles and with the world. It’s about inspiring our students and community to act according to Quaker principles, making them their own, while empowering them with ideas and letting them grapple with the big and important issues of the world – both academically and spiritually.”
-Bryan Garman, Head of Wilmington Friends School

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