可持续性 at 十大电子游戏平台 is 一种生活方式. 因为这个, many of the amazing things that regularly transpire here are not applauded as initiatives because they are simply part of the fabric of our daily experience. In other words, “It’s just what we do.”
As I’m just about to start the college process, I’ve been researching various schools 和 campuses. I find myself looking for the same characteristics that I was so lucky to come across at Putney, all of which I had never expected to value as much as I do now!” — Gio的22
From our Net-Zero LEED白金 场的房子 that consumes less energy than it produces, to growing a portion of our own food, to a 可持续性 Squad made up of students with an advisor, sustainability 和 stewardship are integral parts of the Putney experience.
What else would you expect from a school located on a 500-acre working dairy farm in southeastern Vermont?
Every student here is required to spend a semester 在谷仓里工作 before graduation, although many come back for much, much more. Farming, even in this day 和 age is still satisfying 和 confidence-boosting work.
As far as the physical plant is concerned, our current 战略计划 states that “A sustainable campus is both an educational 和 a financial goal.” This commitment is what led to the creation our 场的房子,第一个 零 和 LEED白金 school building in the United States.
除了为十大电子游戏平台赢得荣誉, which we appreciated but weren’t pursuing, the 场的房子 has been in many publications 和 has hosted visits from other educational institutions, 企业, 和 organizations who want to see how a building of this size can be constructed today, 实惠, 与现有技术. We hope it will serve as an example to everyone planning a new building in the near future.
On a smaller scale, students have designed our latest two-student cabin. 这是super-insulated, 朝向最大的太阳增益, 太阳能, 和 heated with a yacht stove that burns twigs. Students built the cabin from donated insulating panels 和 many found parts.
可持续性 和 ingenuity are just part of who we are.
And, they’re the bedrock of our future. 十大电子游戏平台的最新 主 计划 describes the steps we’re taking to become a 零 campus. Our next step is to upgrade the efficiency of our current buildings while keeping their bucolic appeal.