Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) has been featured on Earth Day Network’s “40 Green Schools,” one of 40 schools selected throughout the world for demonstrated commitment to environmental initiatives. Sandy Spring Friends School is recognized in particular for Education and Stewardship. The profile begins, “Sandy Spring Friends School has a forty year tradition of embracing environmental education and sustainable practices. They have built an organic community vegetable garden that provides for the dining hall, a comprehensive composting system, and a wildflower field. Using local building materials, biodegradable cleaning supplies, and recycling are core components of Sandy Spring Friend’s sustainable practices.”
Read the rest of our school profile and see other school features on the Earth Day Network “40 Green Schools” Web page by clicking here. (SSFS is featured under the Mid-Atlantic region.)
Congratulations to SSFS, to Ken and Jan Smith for all their support of green initiatives on our campus, and to our own “Environmental Czar,” Dorothy Leissa, who has been at the forefront of many of these projects!