Tina Bessias

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It’s all happening: Earth Week update

120 members of the class of 2022 are doing 50+ projects (with a bit of assistance from upperclassmen) Thursday, April 21 will be the 1st ever DA Sustainability Fair!

Earth Week 2022

Earth Week schedule

The Class of 2025 and the Sustainability Committee invite you to participate in the world’s largest secular celebration! Participate on campus: Tuesday–create a trash mural, start the 72 hour Vegan Challenge Wednesday–turn off lights wherever you can, help make chalk art in the quad, sign up for a Climate Change Workshop Thursday–participate in the Sustainability …

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US Sustainability Committee Helps the Turkey Trot Go Green!

By Ann Leininger, DA Parents Council Sustainability Liaison Special thanks to the US Sustainability Committee who helped the Parents Association host a green event this past weekend. Students performed a waste stream analysis to determine the types of waste that would be generated during the Turkey Trot. They determined the best management method for each …

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Seminar: Trees in the Forest, City, and Campus

students sitting under young trees

Friday, November 5, 8:15-3:00 Upper School and 8th Grade Students may apply This event is offered by the Durham Academy Seminar Program, which creates opportunities for students to learn about topics of current interest that are not part of the regular curriculum. This fall the focus is on trees. Why? They’re Earth’s largest, longest living …

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Parents Council seeks to Minimize Waste

Rinal and Connor at PC Open House

Collaborates with student Sustainability Committee By Ann Leininger, DA Parents Council Sustainability Liaison This school year, Parents Council volunteers are excited to get back to what we do best:  planning events for our entire DA community to attend.  The Turkey Trot, Used Book Sale and Picnic give families an opportunity to connect and engage with …

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Our Home

Image of Earth from space

The recent string of extreme weather events got me thinking about home. I mean “home” as in the Greek oikos (like the yogurt), which is the root of “ecology“: the study of our home. Today we share our home with 7.7 billion people. We tend to focus on troubles and conflicts, but the dominant story …

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