About High Meadows

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability Committee strives to inspire all members of the High Meadows community to be mindful of the responsibilities of citizens in a healthy and sustainable world. By supporting and encouraging small initiatives in and around the classrooms and at school events, we can produce long term change.

Chairperson - Suzanne Taylor


Committee Members

Staff:
Jay Underwood
Andrea Ianzito
Michelle Griffin

Parents:
Julie Frazier
Sarah Bobbitt
Stephanie Wright
Nicola Ramirez-Carey
Christine Ramsey
Kathryn Fidati

View our event plan best practices here and our parent best practices here.

 

2014 Recipient of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award

Ask our youngest students where to throw your apple core and they'll point you toward the compost, not the trash. Ask older kids about environmental responsibility and they'll talk as much about the practical applications of real science as the trendiness of the idea. Middle Years students study the earth and its ecosystems in even greater depth, including examination of environmental issues, evaluation of potential solutions, and plans for action.

Since our earliest days, we have been committed to the health of our environment. Today, respect for the natural environment pervades every element of High Meadows, including curricular education, extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to build and operate according to the highest environmental standards. We are recognized for our leadership in environmental sustainability and we regularly host representatives of universities, elementary schools, and other organizations to demonstrate our commitment to environmental responsibility.

In recognition of our environmental leadership, High Meadows was invited to participate in state-wide round table discussions sponsored by Captain Planet and the Turner Foundation. Led by national environmental leader Laura Turner Seydel, the group advances environmental sustainability in schools through both curriculum and facilities. High Meadows is the only private school and the only preschool through eighth grade school represented in the group. In 2010, High Meadows hosted the national Farms2Schools program for a one day workshop taught by Georgia Organics, geared toward area educators.

Environmental Sustainability awards and recognition include:

  • Finalist: Atlanta Business Chronicle 2011 Environmental Awards ("Beyond LEED" category)
  • City of Roswell Environmental School and Teacher of the Year
  • River of Words National and State Level Winners in Art and Poetry
  • Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat (National Wildlife Federation)
  • Pollinator Garden Certification (Monarchs Across Georgia)
  • Georgia Native Plant Habitat (Georgia Native Plant Society)
  • Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary (Atlanta Audubon Society)
  • Honorable Mention, National Green Ribbon Award 2013

We have also been recognized as community partners by the following organizations and programs:

  • Keep North Fulton Beautiful/EverGreen Schools Program
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • Fulton County Master Gardeners
  • The Clean Air Campaign
  • Environmental Education of Georgia
  • Monarchs Across Georgia

 

 

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