When Morgan Park Academy students learn about sustainability, they learn to make a positive difference in the world. The sustainability program is a new program that addresses issues that have been confronted for many years already. What started with a recycling program and a challenge to reduce and reuse has transitioned into a discipline in its own right. With guidance from the director of sustainability, teachers are working to integrate sustainability goals into the curriculum, and ensure that students learn about the impact we all have on our shared world.
Composting programs and a campus garden are breeding grounds for change and learning. Students develop toolkits that they can use when they become problem-solvers on a global scale. Sustainability efforts don’t end in the classroom as an institution, we are constantly looking for ways to tread lightly, from retrofitting old buildings to school-wide efforts that keep sustainability issues top-of-mind.