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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 

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

Energy

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. 

Food

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

Water

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. 

Waste

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.