News : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Brixham Montessori Friends School

Jun 3, 2014

Published on the Portsmouth Herald

Combining the fundamental Montessori belief of independence and freedom of choice with a child's natural psychological development, along with 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 of the report's recommendations so that it isn't simply teaching environmental awareness, but living it.

What makes it green:

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

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read Brixham Montessori Friends School's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at

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Read the full story in the Portsmouth Herald