The PC Green

Announcing The PC Green!

Green Apple Day of Service (students with trash)Hellooooo, Penn Charter! This post marks the first entry in what will be a regular blog about environmental issues, ideas, events, etc. First and foremost, this will be a forum to communicate ways in which PC teachers, staff, students, and families are taking care of the environment. On and off campus, in big and little ways, Penn Charter is focused on stewardship and sustainability and is committed to reducing our environmental impact.  We’re also taking a look at our curriculum to celebrate the sustainability lessons we’re currently offering as well identifying natural ways to bolster and expand on this. I’ll use this blog to bring these good efforts to you, no matter where they’re happening on campus.

I’ll also give you a heads up about some of the wonderful nature-y things going on around us. Surrounded as we are by the Wissahickon, the Poconos, the Chesapeake, and the shore, we are lucky to have a lot of natural beauty in which to bask. Whether through a school-sponsored trip or some outside opportunity, I’ll pass along any special events that come across my desk. Check the calendar feature (coming soon!) if you’re looking for something on a particular day. Please send me the ideas you come across as well! And if you have a particular place/talent/project that you would like to share with our community (a favorite park, a hike you'd like to lead, a bird watching trek, etc.), I’d love to help you put something together.

Big hike, backs, stream at RittenhouseI’ll also not shy away from the bad news. Let’s face it, the reason we’re all interested in these issues is because things aren’t going so well from an ecological and environmental perspective. Lakes, rivers, oceans, forests, marshes, grasslands; many of our natural areas are in pretty dire straights in one way or another at this point. I’ll pass along articles and research that helps us understand both the scope of the problem and the possible paths towards healing. Again, feel free to share these stories with me and I’ll pass them along as I can.

I hope you find this blog informative and helpful. My goal is to post at least weekly; sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. As always, I welcome feedback, comments, and support! If you'd like to follow this blog (and I hope you do!), please sign up for the RSS feed by clicking on the orange button at the top of this post.

Have a terrific Spring Break!

 

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