JSIS Level 4 Washington Green School
stew•ard•s hip (noun): the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care
At John Stanford International School, environmental stewardship is an important aspect of our mission to raise responsible and caring global citizens. We are a Level 4 Washington Green School. This certification is a result of engaging students and the community in sustainable practices (recycling, composting, energy and water conservation).
We teach our students to respect and appreciate the environment and that we must do our part to use the earth’s resources responsibly. As a result, our students, staff and families are taking significant steps to learn more about how we can better care for our environment and planet. We always encourage walking or biking to school. We encourage reuse and recycling of electronics and other household items such as holiday cards and calendars. We also support a lunch room composting and recycling program which reduced the school’s total garbage expense by over 50%. Garbage dumpster pickup went from once a week to every other week. Cafeteria garbage was reduced by >95% by weight!
We have also formed a student environmental stewardship leadership team aptly named The Green Team.