Blog : Meet a Green Business: Brixham Montessori Friends School

By Patrick | May 2, 2014 | in

Who: Brixham Montessori Friends School

What: Combining the fundamental Montessori belief of independence and freedom of choice with a child's natural psychological development, and Quaker values of peace, simplicity, community and equality, Brixham Montessori Friends School celebrates holistic education. Part of that education is an increased awareness on composting, recycling and environmental stewardship and teaching that elevates the fundamentals of sustainable living and nurtures the child as a whole. In 2010 the school underwent a full energy audit and has worked to address all the report's recommendations so that they aren't simply teaching environmental awareness, but living it.

Where: 18 Brickyard Court, York, Maine

Web: www.brixhammontessori.org

What Makes Us Green:

  • Composts all food scraps and use as chicken feed.
  • Comprehensive recycling program throughout the school.
  • Students taught the value of environmental and ecological awareness.
  • Curriculum includes projects which emphasize the reuse of products and materials.
  • School maintains their own vegetable garden.

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