In January 2012, the Deerfield Academy Board of Trustees approved the Sustainability Mission Statement, which states:
Deerfield Academy seeks to preserve our heritage by operating in a manner that sustains our natural and human resources for future generations. Through an intentional program both in and outside of the classroom, Deerfield Academy will educate all its members on local and global impacts of personal and institutional choices, encouraging long-term thinking and modeling environmental best practices. (Read the full text of the Sustainability Mission Statement.)
During the 2012-13 school year, the DA community will make a plan of how we will turn this vision into reality. We will create a Sustainability Action Plan which specifies the changes we need to make and when we need to make them. Committees composed of students, faculty, and staff will meet during selected Thursday Faculty breaks to plan our sustainable future. The first meeting will be Thursday, September 20th. Any interested employees should email Sustainability Coordinator Jeff Jewett. Students, if you would like to be on one of these committees, please sign up here. Sign-ups end Friday, September 14th, 11:59 pm.