At King School, sustainability means appreciating the interconnectedness of all things. We believe our actions are sustainable when they take an appropriately balanced view of social, environmental, and economic concerns.
King recently received the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award. The honor recognizes schools that make exemplary and comprehensive efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.
Defining sustainability in terms of social, environmental, and economic concerns means looking beyond just environmental efforts to ensure graduates are literate in sustainability. To that end, King adopted Education for Sustainability (EfS) standards published by the Cloud Institute. The knowledge, skills, and habits of mind of EfS are embedded within these standards, which are aligned to national and state educational standards.Following best practices enables King to graduate students who are literate in sustainability, nurture healthy learning environments, ensure high performing buildings, and reduce King's exposure to risk. These are all benefits which support King's core values.
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