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Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Conscious paper use becomes norm
Kate Rekas , Contributing Writer December 9, 2019

Every day at Blake the printers are constantly pumping out essays, pictures, worksheets, diagrams, handouts, schedules, and more. Students and staff go through hundreds, if not thousands of pieces of paper...

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

Student travel, curriculum finds ways to be climate conscious
Maggie Seidel , Student Life Editor December 9, 2019

The topic of climate change is incredibly pertinent today, and the school is engaging with it inside and outside classes. Dr. Anne Graybeal, Associate Head of School, says, “We want all of...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

How Blake's Stance on Climate Change Translates (Or Doesn't) to Student, Faculty Actions
December 9, 2019

30 out of 48 observed recycling bins in the Upper School contained materials that would prevent them from being recycled

Lights produce many dangerous effects on the environment; they emit about a kilogram of carbon dioxide after just an hour of use, depending on the light bulb.

“Inconveniences” turn into profound effects

Every small action, or inaction, contributes to our environmental impact
Zoe Wellik , Arts & Culture Editor March 18, 2016

As students file in and out of the lunchroom, halls, and library, the most overt example of their unawareness about environmental habits is seen. It is here that, as the plates and plastic boxes of food...

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