Ecoliteracy & Sustainability Program
The Waldorf School of Baltimore is deeply committed to developing each child’s capacity to stand in healthy relation to the earth. The goal of our ecoliteracy and sustainability initiatives are to empower students with the knowledge, confidence, and ethical foundation to meet the challenges they will face in modern society with depth, imagination, and purpose.
WSB has been an official Maryland Green School since 2010. Since then, we have continued to explore and expand the vision of what it means to be a green school and socially responsible member of our larger community. WSB is also an official Eco-School. You can stay current on all of the sustainability issues that we are involved in by visiting our official sustainability blog, GREEN DRAGON BYTES.
WSB is proud to announce that starting in 2015-2016 school year our Lower School students will participate in a once a week Nature Study class. Nature-based education is about grounding our understanding of the world and its complexities in the beauty of nature. In the Waldorf tradition of offering developmentally appropriate learning, students will engage in observational journaling, self-guided questioning, pattern recognition exercises, math and literacy exercises, local and natural history lessons, and more.
WSB’s Top 6 Sustainability Initiatives
- WSB created a position dedicated to sustainability in autumn 2012.
- All of our events are virtually waste-free.
- The Student Council started a school-wide TerraCycle Program. Thus far, this student-led program has helped save acres of wildlife habitat in the United States and has provided clean drinking water to villages throughout Africa.
- The daily care of WSB’s four school hens is shared by the entire student body.
- The students & faculty are currently working on an “Enhanced Schoolyard Plan” that incorporates permaculture methods into our landscape.
- 100% of our school’s electricity is offset by renewable energy.