The Moravian Academy All School Sustainability Committee is dedicated to implementing green initiatives from conservation, recycling, and composting, to powering our Merle-Smith Campus with green, renewable solar energy. As an Academy, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and developing our students into good stewards of Earth's precious natural resources
Here are just a few examples of our on-going sustainability initiatives:
On our Merle-Smith campus, 4,532 solar panels sit on nearly seven acres producing an estimated 1,657,377 kilowatts in the first year of production. Activity from our solar array is monitored at http://rgs.kiosk-view.com/moravian
At the Upper School, food waste that is collected by both Dining Services staff and students is sent to local farms where it is turned into compost.
We currently have four colonies of honeybees to our Merle-Smith Campus. Two faculty members, who are experienced beekeepers, guide this initiative and help Upper School science classes monitor the colonies' habits, measure honey production, and harvest honey each summer.
The Athletic and Wellness Center
Our 40,000-square-foot facility holds a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification.
Purchased through funding provided by PPL, a wind turbine was erected in clear view of the Upper School science labs to generate electrical energy, which is the focus of study for students in our Physics and Advanced Physics courses.