Experiential Nature-based Education Presentation

As part of the Waldorf School of Baltimore’s What Works speaker series our Ecoliteracy & Sustainability Coordinator, Michel Anderson, will be conducting an experiential presentation entitled What Works: The Waldorf Approach to Nature Studies. The event is free and open to the public, and it will happen twice — Wednesday, April 13 @ 7pm, and on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 @ 8:30am. The presentation will be conducted outside in the forest behind the school and (just like our Nature Study and Forest Aftercare programs) it’s a rain or shine event — so come in weather appropriate attire.
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Richard Louv is coming to Baltimore

If you are in town during our Spring Break, please join our Ecoliteracy Coordinator, Michel Anderson, & WSB staff members for this exciting event taking place at Notre Dame of Maryland University on Tuesday, March 18th at 7 to 8:30pm. Admission is FREE.
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Richard Louv
is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, resulting in better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of all ages. His bestselling Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Click on the image above for more details.

Holiday Fair Composting

DSC_2976Composting and recycling can be confusing. For instance, did you know you can compost used paper plates, toothpicks, napkins, and tea bags? Or that you can compost close to 25% of your household’s waste? A great list of 75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn’t can be found by clicking on the photo above — please check it out.

Now some may not find the photograph of trash bags below very appealing, but what if I were to tell you that those bags are full of compostable material? . . . and that we were able to compost close to everything during our Holiday Fair? If you were there you may have noticed that we didn’t even have a landfill trash receptacle present . . . well that was because everything we used this year was compostable — from the forks to the cups. Everything. So I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that helped reduce the carbon footprint of our Holiday Fair . . . it’s good to know that the waste from our celebration will be turned into fertile soil rather than sitting in a landfill.
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