Painting our NEW rain barrel in art class
|Brooksfield School is committed to promoting sustainability in everything we do, from the classroom to the playground. We aim to create healthy, eco-friendly learning environments for our children while instilling in them the importance of environmental stewardship. We are taking a number of steps to reduce our school’s environmental impact. As we gain more knowledge and implement green practices, we will continue to share that knowledge with our students and their families.
Our goals in greening our school include:
Creating a culture of green in our everyday school life
Benefits of “Going Green”
Brooksfield is now a memeber of the US Green Building Council. Protecting the health of both students and teachers, minimizing the impact on the environment, lessening energy costs, and teaching our students about environmental stewardship are a few of the many benefits of building a green school. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, studies have shown a correlation between day-lit schools and performance, and a reduced rate of asthma in schools with an improved indoor air quality. These are just a few of the benefits that have been discovered through extensive research and studies (www.buildgreenschools.org/resources/research.html).