Archive for April 2012

Earth Day Update: GCS’s Ranking in the Green Power Partnership is now #17!

April 23, 2012

EPA recognizes Grace Church School among nation’s leading green power purchasers

“Grace Church School announces today that it has increased its ranking to No. 17 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 20 K-12 Schools list of the largest green power purchasers. This increased purchase further demonstrates Grace Church School’s commitment to protecting the environment and builds upon its existing partnership with EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Grace Church School is purchasing more than 1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 100 percent of the organization’s electricity use. Grace Church School is buying a utility green power product from Green Mountain Energy. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.”

This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Purchasing green power helps our organization become more sustainable, while also sending a message to others across the U.S. that supporting clean sources of electricity is a sound business decision and an important choice in reducing climate risk.

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Earth Day Carnival 2012

April 20, 2012

What a fun event – we raised funds for the GCS G.R.O.W. fund, and had a great time to boot.  Check out our picnik snaps;

Earth Dinner 2012

April 20, 2012

Our Earth Dinner was a delicious and heart-warming night including chocolate prizes, delicious kale soup, quinoa salad, and much more.  Thanks to the generous donations of community members, we had a lovely meal, full of conversation.  Mr. Semlear brightened up the event with a collection of gorgeous marigolds potted in little recycled jars. Thanks to all for joining us, and for making it so much fun.

Earth Dinner 4/17

April 13, 2012

Inspired by the Earth Dinner program, GCS is hosting it’s 2nd annual Earth Dinner this Tuesday at 6pm.  It’s a casual potluck, and you are invited to join in a meal of local, organic, and sustainable food while we discuss living sustainably in NYC.  Please RSVP to kchaloner@gcschool.org, or fill out this Google Form: http://tinyurl.com/d9apelu