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Environmental Stewardship Program

St. Johnsbury Academy

As part of its mission to promote character, community and inquiry, St. Johnsbury Academy is committed to be a steward of the environment, both locally and globally. Environmental stewardship means that within all aspects of our institution, community members strive to make choices that reflect our commitment to the conservation of Earth’s resources and our optimism regarding young people as leaders of a sustainable future.—from St. Johnsbury Academy’s Environmental Stewardship Mission Statement

In 2012, students and faculty collaborated in the writing of our school’s Environmental Stewardship Mission Statement, which defines our environmental values and links them to the broader mission of St. Johnsbury Academy. To implement the Environmental Stewardship Mission, the school named a Director of Environmental Stewardship and an Environmental Stewardship Committee to propose, lead, and audit environmental stewardship projects.

At St. Johnsbury Academy, we believe that the resources we use and the waste we produce reflect the quality or our character, the extent of our education, and the values of our community. The long and challenging journey towards a more sustainable campus is one we embrace with optimism in order to live out the words of the Athenian Oath inscribed in historic Fuller Hall: “Thus in all these ways we will transmit this school not less but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

If you wish to join this journey and support environmental stewardship at St. Johnsbury Academy, you can contact James Bentley, Director of Environmental Stewardship, join the Environmental Club or give to the school’s Environmental Stewardship Fund.

Contact the Director, James Bentley, via email (jbentley@stjacademy.org) / via telephone at 802.751.2464

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The Environmental Stewardship Club is a group of dedicated students who work to implement SJA's Environmental Mission in the school community.
St. Johnsbury Academy became the first secondary school in Vermont and one of the few in the nation to initiate a green revolving fund following a signing ceremony in September, 2013.
Sophomore Stewardship Day happens twice a year, once in early December and once in early May. These events are central to St. Johnsbury Academy's Environmental Stewardship Mission, in which "community members strive to make choices that reflect our commitment to the conservation of Earth's resources and our optimism regarding young people as leaders of a sustainable future."
In 2011, St. Johnsbury Academy completed construction on the Green Dorm, a 21,000 square foot dormitory that houses forty students and four families. The Green Dorm was designed to incorporate efficiency and renewable energy.


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