Guided by our District Vision - Independent Thinkers Prepared to Change the World – it is no surprise that our students are passionate about sustainability and climate change.
In January 2018, we expanded our recycling efforts to the Middle School/High School campus where students and staff now sort food waste in combination with paper, bottles, and cans. As we encounter greater demands for recycling in public places such as restaurants, airports and public buildings to name a few, our schools need to be a place where this life-long expectation is cultivated and reinforced. We ask our parents to support this important initiative as we embrace our responsibilities to leave behind a sustainable planet for the future.
❏ Compostable paper products are used and an effort is made to reduce single use plastics.
❏ Students are offered a place to donate uneaten food for the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry, recycle right and divert food waste from the landfill.
We are proud to take a leadership role in recycling and waste reduction to make our Dobbs Ferry Schools more environmentally friendly. All of this work - recycling, composting on site at Springhurst, and working collaboratively with the Village of Dobbs Ferry and other community organizations - strengthen us in our resolve to help our students as they “change the world.”