This past October, Emma Willard School, St. Mark’s School, and Milton Academy participated in Project Green Challenge (often abbreviated as PGC). PGC is an annual month-long competition run by Turning Green, a student-run global NGO, and is open to all students and faculty members in high schools and colleges around the world.
This fall, Loomis Chaffee senior Kalina “Kiki” Szemraj set up an art gallery at her school, with funding from the Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship, an annual fund that students with sustainability-related projects in mind apply for. The exhibition, currently set up in a hallway of Loomis Chaffee’s Clark Center for Science & Mathematics, features artwork done by several students from different schools in the ISSC.
Imagine if your home, your city, or even your entire country ceased to exist. Believe it or not, that could very well become a reality for approximately 50,000 Marshallese residents in the next twenty-five years, who will be considered “climate refugees”(1). Welcome to the Marshall Islands: a country composed of a chain of 29 atolls and 5 islands in the central Pacific and one of the most magnificent tropical destinations in the world.