D-E Green

D-E Green: Sustainability News & Initiatives

Consistent with D-E’s mission to “meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better,” students and faculty/staff from all three divisions of the School participated earlier this spring in the annual Green Cup Challenge and supported D-E’s garden and greenhouse resources, learning new skills and concepts and helping others in the process. D-E…


Lower School Students Explore the Hudson River

The fourth grade science classes and the Planeteers after-school science enrichment program took a learning adventure down the Hudson River in October. They went aboard the “Clearwater,” a replica of the sloops that sailed in the 18th and 19th centuries on the Hudson.

GGP Work Day

D-E Garden Project Work Day

From 2 to 6 pm on a chilly Nov. 13, Middle School students and parents of the DIG (Dwight-Englewood in the Garden) class joined members of the new Parents’ Association volunteer group D-E Garden Project for the group’s first Work Day. Their focus – the Lower School (LS) Garden’s beds.


Marching for Climate Change

A couple of our students and faculty (and even alumni) participated in the People’s Climate March in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21. It was a major event, organized by a coalition of environmental groups including 350.org (whose founder, Bill McKibben, is one of the best known climate activists in the world and stood for a photo with Environmental Club Co-President Clement Wong ‘15), with an attendance estimated at 300,000 – 400,000.

The Lower School Planeteers enjoyed gardening, plow horse grooming, and more on a special field trip to  the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Lower School Planeteers’ Trip to NY’s Pfeiffer Center

Contributed by Beth Lemire, Lower School Science Specialist The Planeteers is a small group of Lower School students with a special interest in the outdoors and want to explore more of it. Students who join this group need to be committed to and passionate about the earth and its beings. During meetings, they are educated…


D-E MS Gets Messy While Going Green

Contributed by Tasha Urbanowski, Sixth Grade Dean D-E Composts! You may be wondering about the large green tumbler situated next to the exit gate by Schenck Auditorium – we haven’t placed trash bins is plain sight; we are being green, not trashy! This initiative, which now saves hundreds of pounds of food waste from landfill…

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