Sustainability

Fall Community Work Day

The campus saw a nice turnout of alumni, Trustees, parents and friends who worked alongside Orme faculty, staff and students during our fall Community Work Day. Many wonderful things were accomplished all around our school from organizing the School Archives room, sustainable landscaping and planting of trees, and resurfacing of the original Old Adobe Classroom […]

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Students whip up some delicious prickly pear lemonade

Faculty member Kelly Bull is Orme’s Director of Sustainability Studies. She also coaches our student Eco Team and oversees the school’s new student Thrift Store, which is located in Commons. Kelly stated that, “One of Orme’s sustainability missions is to value our resources and use them wisely. Two weekends ago, students harvested prickly pears from […]

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Orme’s Plastic Police are on duty

This year, two Orme students started a Plastic Police force on campus. Naomi Nguyen and Peter Kohlmann took on a special sustainability project regarding plastic trash; something which has become very widespread and detrimental to our planet. Naomi and Peter have been working diligently to educate students and adults at Orme about how discarded plastic […]

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The Orme Bee Project

What’s the latest news ‘buzz’ on campus? Three students in our Sustainability Studies Program are playing an important part in a new Bee Project here at The Orme School. This opportunity came about through a grant from The Whole Kids Foundation, for which Orme is very thankful. Director of Sustainability Services Patti Marrs, Director of […]

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The GMO Project

Faculty member Sylvia Strobel’s General Chemistry students spent two weeks researching and studying Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the pesticide Roundup (Glyphosate). They studied links between the two, and the possible health and environmental hazards that may be associated with both. The students’ research culminated with a poster presentation, as well as letters from the […]

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Environmental Science class students research ways to be more sustainable

Students in Mr. Casey Jones’ Environmental Science class took on the task and challenge of identifying opportunities to help make The Orme School a more sustainable community. The students were asked to create a project that illustrated how to create something of value from waste, or ways in which to conserve water, electricity and other […]

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Doctoral students visit Orme’s Sustainability Program

On Monday, January 16, fifteen students from Prescott College, along with their professor Dr. Denise Mitten, visited The Orme School to learn more about our Sustainability Program. The students, including Orme Summer Camp alumnus Kobe Biederman, are working to earn their doctorate in Sustainability Education. The group visited and toured the garden, orchard and vineyard, […]

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