This fall, Princeton Day School was presented with the Green Flag Award, the highest honor of Eco-Schools, an international program that engages schools in an effort to improve student environmental literacy and skills.
The School won this highly coveted award because we demonstrated the many sustainability initiatives that permeate every level of learning, including students tending to the organic garden, composting, and hosting the annual Harvest Dinner. In addition, Princeton Day School buildings are equipped with CO2 sensors, high efficiency boilers, variable speed drives in the HVAC, occupancy sensors, passive solar sensors, and LED lightbulbs—all reducing the facility's impact on the environment. Finally, PDS hosts environmental conferences, workshops, and festivals for schools throughout the state.
The Green Flag Award is in addition to Princeton Day School being recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its sustainability efforts.
In New Jersey, Eco-Schools is a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and the New Jersey Audubon and claims more than 230 schools throughout the state. At a recent faculty and staff meeting, Allison Mulch, the Eco-Schools Coordinator and administrator of the Green Ribbon schools program in New Jersey came to campus to present the Green Flag Award to Head of School Paul Stellato and Sustainability Coordinator Liz Cutler.