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. At MB, we exercise our stewardship through a student, faculty, and institutional commitment to environmental sustainability.
One feature of this commitment is an all-school Sustainability Committee, made up of students, faculty, staff, and parents, which helps the school realize its environmental mission, both around the campus and in the classroom. Whether it’s lower schoolers working in our community garden, 7th graders building wind turbines, or upper school environmental science students doing hands-on research, environmental education is woven into the classroom experience of our students at every level.
Locally sourced lunch offerings, campus-wide composting, A 50kw solar installation on our operations building, a high-efficiency heating plant, and LEED-standard practices in the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center all speak to our commitment to sustainability on campus. In fact Moses Brown was one of the first independent schools in Rhode Island to be awarded Green Ribbon School status by the U.S. Department of Education. More recently, we were proud to become the first independent school in Rhode Island to achieve level-one accreditation as an arboretum. Walk the grounds of our campus and see the more than 100 species of trees and shrubs that have been identified and labeled!