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The Thacher School

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Thacher’s tradition of helping students build a deep connection to nature is finding new expression along the journey to make the campus into a model of sustainability. Thacher has adopted The Whole-School Sustainability Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) and aligned it to a sustainability action plan so that, along with the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools criteria, the school can tackle sustainability from all angles. In June 2016, a new solar farm went live, providing 92 percent of the school’s electricity needs. Water conservation projects have also sprung up all around campus, including rainwater catchment systems, greywater systems in all school dormitories, and xeriscaping projects on school grounds.

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Questions:   California Green Ribbon Schools | | 916-322-2470
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 13, 2023