Category: Environmental Sustainability
Last weekend, Athenian teamed up with The Urban Farmers to begin the process of planting a fruit orchard below Athenian’s baseball field. Take a look at the video above made by Siamack of The Urban Farmers to see the progress that’s been made so far. The next opportunity to get involved with this community project is […]
If you were at Athenian before 2004, you may remember that the ceramics classes were held in the “greenhouse” next to the Main Hall. Ceramics Studio, 1999 Once the Center for the Arts was created, ceramics moved to its own classroom and the greenhouse was converted back to its original purpose. After several years, the […]
This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post, Watch Live: Athenians to Speak at National Green Schools Conference Tomorrow. This morning, at 8:30am EST, while those of us on the West Coast were still sleeping in our beds, Athenian was uniquely honored at the 2012 National Green Ribbon Conference in Washington, DC. Andrea Falken, director of […]
Graduation Friday, flying to DC Sunday, and speaking at a national event on Monday. Andrew Reckers, class of 2012, has had a whirlwind last few days. In recognition of his leadership in permaculture and environmental sustainability, the Green Ribbon Awards program has asked Andrew to participate in the National Green Ribbon Conference. Andrew will be introducing Secretary of Education […]
The Environmental Science classes have spent the last year researching, digging, and planting the meadow in front of the science field to grow native plants, repair the soil, and stop the flooding of the East Lawn. As of last week, it looked like this, but with more growth and native wildflowers: This past Saturday, the […]
“We are proof that a commitment to the environment enhances education, is the ethical choice for a school to make, and creates measurable benefits for the bottom line.”
Andrew Reckers, ’12, receives the nomination for the first ever federal Green Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Athenian from California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.