Prospect Sierra has been nominated, along with three other California schools, to represent the state in the federal Green Ribbon Schools Award Program. Of the schools nominated, Prospect Sierra is unique for its student-initiated projects, such as designing and implementing a 180-gallon rainwater harvesting system to water the Avis garden to founding and supporting the school’s waste recycling and composting system. Prospect Sierra is the only private school to be nominated from California.

Many thanks to Aaron Moorhead and the Green Council, Kathryn Lee, Steve Harrington, Deborah Moore (Mariah Dawson, ‘09) and current and past members of the staff, board, and Buildings and Grounds Committee for your vision and hard work over many years, resulting in this recognition for Prospect Sierra.

The Green Ribbon Schools Award Program seeks to honor collaboration among schools and communities that strive to reduce environmental impacts, foster healthy food and outdoor activities, and teach environmental literacy. Final award winners will be announced on April 22, Earth Day.

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