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Sustainability at The Hill School

At The Hill School, the term sustainability means having policies and strategies that meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Another definition created by John Elkington suggests that sustainable organizations measure their success not only based on financial performance but also by their impact on the broader economy, the environment, and on the society in which they operate.

The Hill School is striving to increase efficiency and minimize waste. These endeavors not only help to reduce operational costs, but also to further The Hill School’s mission. As a school, The Hill is committed to serving the common good and preparing students to lead as citizens of the world. Upon graduation, students will enter a world with a limited amount of resources and a growing population. Informing students about conserving energy and efficiently using resources will aid Hill graduates in making complicated decisions in both their personal and professional lives.

The Hill is Growing Green with Support from the High Meadows Foundation

During the spring of the 2009-10 school year, a prescient $1 million gift funded the High Meadows Foundation Chair of Sustainability and the High Meadows Foundation Sustainability program. The establishment of these two endowed funds ensures that there is annual income to support the faculty position and operating dollars to support focused sustainability initiatives and programs at Hill.
 
The mission of the sustainability program is to prepare students to tackle complex environmental, economic, and social challenges by:
 
1.   Raising awareness and promoting the greater good
2.   Integrating sustainability into all aspects of community life
3.   Providing opportunities for education, leadership, and service

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