Environmental Stewardship Program
at St. Johnsbury Academy
Contact the Director, James Bentley, via email (click on the prompt) / via telephone at 802.751.2464
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.
Academy Launches Green Revolving Fund... St. Johnsbury Academy is the first secondary school in Vermont and one of the few in the nation to initiate a green revolving fund following a signing ceremony that took place last Friday at the Academy. The school joins 12 Vermont colleges and universities, including the University of Vermont and Middlebury College, that employ this innovative tool to finance campus energy-efficiency projects. Full story here.
Environmental Club Attends High School Greening Summit... teams competed for grants to solve environmental problems on their campuses....Full story here.
Apple Cider Quality A Pressing Issue for Academy Forestry Class Students... They didn’t just use locally grown apples. They used locally grown materials to build the press that squeezed them, too. Full story here.
SJA’s Hilltopper Restaurant Re-opening as Member of Vermont Fresh Network..."joining the VFN puts a more formal emphasis on farm and producer partnerships.” Full story here.
1st Dorm Recycling Night... “the result was colose to one and a half tons of recyclable and reuseable items. Full story here.
SJA Class Joins Moose River Salmon Survey... “Ultimately, this course will provide the basis for potential career pathways in fisheries and wildlife biology.” Full story here.