Education for Sustainability

One core goal of the Black Butte School is to foster a sustainable school that positively influences the surrounding community and environment. Themes of sustainability and systems thinking provide the backbone to many of the educational experiences. Students regularly engage in projects that seek to solve pressing local issues related to sustainability. Students also act as stewards of their environment and community by organizing and implementing projects, such as planting native plants or helping community members in need. In addition, students and staff work on projects with a goal to reduce the footprint of the school on the environment. Overtime, we hope to make a positive impact on the world around us.