A Newton South High School group of about 250 students and staff in the school’s Global Communities Program has recently been honored with a “Green and Healthy Schools Award” from Project Green Schools.
Newton South teacher and Green Newton board member, Andrew Thompson, and around a dozen of his colleagues serve as advisors in the Global Communities Program. The program was recognized for its outstanding work in helping students pursue environmentally themed senior year projects. Over the past ten years, students have engaged in dozens of local and global issues, including establishing a farm at the high school, combatting fast fashion, improving recycling and composting at Newton South, encouraging Newton residents to sign up for 100% renewable electricity, and holding an e-waste drive.
The Global Communities Program also encourages students to work with students in other countries. Their ongoing collaboration with Norra Real School in Stockholm culminated in a student trip in 2019 to Sweden and Iceland to study climate change and sustainability in arctic countries.
A list of senior projects can be found HERE.