Thursday, November 30, 2006

Community Meeting received a minute from the Board of Trustees this fall regarding ecological sustainability, and its place at TMS. The minute reads:
Earlier this year the Board of Trustees set a goal to renew focus on sustainability in the school community especially as it relates to the physical plant, land, and purchasing. We reaffirm that it is important for us to bear this in mind, and keep it as an active conversation. While the Ecological Sustainability Committee is still being formed, we also need guidance from everyone as we shape its agenda.
Therefore, we ask the Board and the school community to address these questions:

  • What does Ecological Sustainability mean?
  • What would it mean for you to live sustainably?
  • What would you need to learn, in order to identify and take the next step toward that goal for yourself or for the school?
  • Why is it so hard to talk about this?
When these questions are discussed, we ask that some record be taken, and then shared with the Board and school community.
Since receiving this minute from the Board our community meeting has talked about ways to answer the broad questions best. We plan to continue working at answering these questions and have a minute we can agree on to send to the board for their next meeting.

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