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Environmental Sustainability


Solar Array Dedication — October 2019


Guided Environmental Research Project —
Meat vs. Plant-based food taste test 


Guided Environmental Research Project —
Incentivizing Reusable Coffee Cups 

Student-Driven Ideas Connect The Island to the World

Nine senior Global & Environmental Studies Certificate ambassadors developed student-driven programming for the spring arrival of Shared_Spaces, a steel shipping container fitted with interactive technology to connect Loomis Chaffee with communities around the globe.

Community Celebrates New Solar Array

Students and faculty feted the official “energization” of Loomis Chaffee’s new solar array with a Solar Fest on January 13, during community time in the Scanlan Campus Center.

Global & Environmental Certificate Program Expands Scope

Student interest in pursuing a Global & Environmental Studies Certificate at Loomis Chaffee has grown since the program’s inception six years ago, prompting expansion of the program’s scope to reflect its popularity and continued evolution.

Our Four Pillars of Sustainability


The Solar Energy Field on campus

Jason Liu '17 worked with faculty members Alec McCandless and Jeff Dyreson to research the possibilty of a solar array on campus. The Solar Energy Field (SEF), is due to open in May 2019, will ultimately produce 1 MW, which represents 25 percent of the school's overall electric needs. 


Agricultural Proctors, known as AgProctors, welcome new students with the harvest of the summer during Opening days. 


Science teacher Jeff Dyreson's Environmental Science class works in the outdoor classroom where they are studying and reestablishing the wetland near the forthcoming Solar Energy Field. 


Guided Environmental Research Projects allow students to pursue a particular environmental topic for further study. Here, a student, who is looking at ways to improve recycling on campus, sorts recyclables.