Last week SAGE dining services director Ed Comer donated leftover food from the WA dining hall to Rachel’s Table a volunteer-based organization that picks up unsold and unserved food from institutions ranging from schools to restaurants for delivery to 35 different soup kitchens, shelters, and neighborhood pantries in Worcester area.
Nearly 100,000 people living in Worcester County experience food insecurity throughout the year. The United Nations World Food Summit (1996) defined food security as existing ““when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Here in Worcester Continue reading
Emissions for select Scope 1,2, and 3 sources were reduced by 16% compared with the 2006 baseline. Worcester Academy remains committed to attaining carbon neutrality by 2020.An executive summary report of the WA 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is available for download below. Continue reading
Last week students participating in the Energy Systems Studies Seminar, along with Dr. Murnane and Mr. Carroll, traveled to Holyoke to learn about ISO New England, ” the not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six-state New England region”. Continue reading
For the WA Upper School Earth Day Assembly writer, scholar, and veteran, Roy Scranton, delivered a talk on climate change and its implications for humans living in the Anthropocene epoch. Mr. Scranton met with ten students as part of a roundtable discussion following the assembly. Continue reading
FRIDAY LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES (Midwinter 2014)
The Friday Lunch Speaker series entailed a midwinter talk titled The Reemergence of the Atlantic Great White Shark in New England. For links to a wide array of data, research, and conservation organizations & resources – including a fantastic poster on the great white shark biology and ecology , an amazing yet controversial real-time shark tracker application, and Maya Lin’s exquisite online interactive memorial exhibit “What is Missing?”: Continue reading