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 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.
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