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
Staff from the Worcester Tree Initiative (WTI) were on campus today planting four species of fruit trees (Satsuma and Burbank Plum, Luscious and and D’Anjou Pear) as part of their city wide effort to to cultivate urban orchards. Diverse, edible, and resilient urban greenscapes that promote public health and ecological integrity are a shared priority for Worcester Academy and the WTI. Pictured on the left: Executive Director, Peggy Middaugh, Program Coordinator, Ruth Seward, and Assistant Program Coordinator, Derek Lirange. The Pears and Plums add to the existing edible campus permaculture of apples, peaches, blueberries, black raspberries, mulberries, grapes, and serviceberries. Continue reading
Last week 6th grade science students worked with urban foresters from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation on the planting of thirteen trees on Central Campus. The 6th grade class’s annual spring planting tradition is part of WA’s broader participation in the the city’s efforts to plant 30,000 trees by 2014. Species selected were non-Asian Longhorned Beetle hosts, indige-nous, adding to stand diversity, enhancing biodiversity, and/or edibles producing.
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
WA is increasingly turning its strategic vision towards urban leadership. What can we learn from personal stories and the ways in which things once shined in Worcester ? Ms. Shusas, Ms. Cotton, and Dr. Butler will form a panel to reflect on growing up in the city. Q&A to follow.
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