One of the core values of Quakerism is that of stewardship–taking care of the places and things we have been given for the good of those who will follow us. We exercise our stewardship through a student, faculty, and institutional commitment to environmental and economic sustainability.
The Sustainability Committee is made up of volunteers who strive to educate our community about environmental literacy and to identify and implement sustainable practices. Students work to reduce waste, compost, and recycle as much as possible, and to make use of renewable energy, including the 50kw solar installation on the Operations Building and Hoffman House. Additionally, through a partnership with Newport Biodiesel, we recycle the cooking oil used in our kitchen.
Moses Brown was recently awarded Green Ribbon School status by the U.S. Department of Education in recognition of these practices and more. From Moses Brown’s high-efficiency heating plant to reflective roofing, LED motion-sensing lights, runoff abatement, and LEED-standard practices in the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center, Moses Brown has made ecological sustainability a priority in many business decisions.