The D-E Green Team is a constellation of smaller groups within the school who are working on projects to support the school in its ambitious goal to achieve carbon neutrality and to reduce its impact on the environment. The Green Team work also strives to provide students at the school with experiences and education that will inspire and allow them to carry on this "stewardship of the Earth" after they leave D-E -- "to meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better" by living in more sustanable ways and, hopefully, leading others to do so as well. Green Team groups exist in each division of the school and include faculty, staff, students and some parents. Representatives of these groups come together several times a year in "Green Team General Meetings" to share reports of our projects and plan how to coordinate our efforts. Here are just a few examples of these efforts:
Members of the D-E Green Team include:
Flik Dining Services; Upper School Environmental Club; Lower School Planeteers; Maintenance Staff; Faculty who are working on sustainability-related curriculum; and the D-E Garden Project (see above).
Some of the initiatives led by the D-E Green Team have included: