In response to the increasing global environmental challenges our world faces, Norwood is committed to instituting school-wide sustainable practices and a greener curriculum to prepare our students to become environmentally conscious citizens.
Norwood’s sustainable efforts are organic and dynamic. The School's green activities are overseen by two groups: the Green Initiative Task Force, comprised of faculty, staff, parents, and students to help investigate and address new avenues to become a greener school, and the Green Hawks, a student-led organization.
Green Practices at a Glance
- Electricity is offset with 100% wind energy credits.
- 100% recycled paper is used.
- Comprehensive composting and recycling programs are the norm.
- The School has switched to longer lasting, more energy efficient light bulbs.
- Electronic communications are standard, including parent correspondence, report cards, and billing.
- One-to-one tablet program in middle school reduces the amount of paper used in classrooms.
- Teachers use a special program to comment on and grade assignments.
- Students lead an ongoing program to eliminate unwanted/junk mail.
- Refillable containers for condiments and dressings are used at lunch.
- Ingredients for lunches are locally sourced and feature seasonal items whenever possible.
- Non-toxic, green cleaning supplies are used.