From our energy monitoring system to our campus-wide use of energy-efficient lighting and faculty home energy audits, Loomis Chaffee has made considerable strides in reducing the school's carbon footprint.
Environmental Proctors (E-Proctors)
The Environmental Proctor Program provides students with an opportunity to become leaders in community sustainability and environmental stewardship efforts. E-Proctors are charged with educating and taking action in a variety of themes and initiatives (for example: Green Cup Challenge, Waste reduction, greenhouse and garden and other new initiatives). E-Proctors carry out community work program assignments related to Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship, plan campus-wide events, and have the opportunity to attend off-campus sustainabiltiy conferences/workshops.
Agriculture Proctors (Ag. Proctors)
The Agriculture Proctor Program provides students with an opportunity to become leaders in sustainable agriculture programs within our school community and beyond. The Ag Proctors drive new initiatives on campus and work to weave agriculture into the community. Ag Proctors carry out community work program assignments related to the Agriculture program (chickens, compost, greenhouse, garden initiatives), assist in planning and coordination of campus-wide events, and have the opportunity to attend off-campus conferences/workshops that pertain to sustainbale agriculture.
In 2012, thanks to a grant from the Wallace Research Foundation, Loomis Chaffee established the Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship (GEF) program. The goal of the (GEF) is to find and fund projects and people that will discover new opportunities for education and action in the philosophy of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Eligible participants include all members of the Loomis Chaffee community (individual students, student groups, individual faculty, departments, and staff).
Learn more about our agricultural program — with gardens producing fresh, local produce, some for donation to local food banks— community gardens, aquaponics in our greenhouse, our beloved chickens, and more.
Hydration stations help us substantially reduce our use of bottled water, and low flow shower heads save hundreds of gallons of water each day. One Loomis student is currently working on an experiential learning project creating a "floating wetland" in the Cow Pond to examine and improve its water quality.