At the end of the month, LORAX, a student environmental group co-headed by Ariane DesRosiers (I), Jenn Chen (I) and Margot Bancroft (I), are hosting Gaia Night, where they will screen documentaries and serve vegan ice cream and other treats. Gaia is an interscholastic magazine run by the Independent School Sustainability Coalition (ISSC). Both LORAX and the Student Sustainability Board are involved with ISSC.
Around 80 students and a few faculty members signed up for the Project Green Challenge, a competition organized by the nonprofit Turning Green. It’s open to high school and college students worldwide and runs for the month of October. Ariane is Milton’s campus representative and she explained that a new challenge is announced every day and participants have 24 hours to complete and submit to the Project Green website. Usually the challenge requires writing and/or relies on photo evidence that the participant completed the task. There are different levels to the challenges earning different number of points.
Ariane is also involved with the Garden Club, which she is co-heads along with Jenn. This fall the Garden Club, along with Milton’s Community Engagement Program, has been volunteering on weekends at Boston’s Urban Farm Institute. They also work in the Lower School garden and the raised beds by the ACC. Last week, greens harvested from the beds were donated to the Milton Food Pantry.