High Point Academy's Green Philosophy echoes our mission of providing a nurturing environment that enables each student to flourish physically, morally and socially as well as academically.
By teaching our students to care for their planet, we are helping them to grow into healthy, happy, responsible and caring individuals who will create a more secure world in which to thrive.
Our Waste Less Living Initiative supports our commitment to environmental stewardship, teaching our students - from their earliest years - to become stewards of their planet through conscientious waste reduction. The initiative instills sustainable lifestyle habits that encompass usage awareness and reduction, recycling, composting, greener product choices, and more.
Student-driven initiatives, such as our Donate And Compost program, help our students to become leaders in the environmental movement that will help to sustain our planet, while also transforming California communities like our own.
HPA has adopted a school-wide practice of using “compostable tableware” for its lunch program and all its social events. These products are made from plants NOT plastic and can be disposed of in the compost container at one of three locations around campus. Please be mindful that these products look and feel like plastic but are not. We encourage all parents to take a second look at the products offered during our events to acquaint themselves with it. We also encourage parents to plan their own parties at home with zero-waste in mind. Our partner, Waste Less Living, can help you too!
HPA encourages our students, faculty and HPA community to post green HPA events, interesting information about our own Green HPA initiative and its ongoing work, and other items of interest to our green-centric HPA community.
Middle School students are dedicated to helping our community become a more environmentally friendly place (maybe an environmental model!) by donating and composting food. Do you know anyone in the restaurant business? Check out the website and encourage them to compost! Got any spare change? Donate it to those in our community who are less fortunate than we are. Working together, we can help save the planet one piece of trash at a time. Find out all about the DAC and how YOU can help, by visiting our website today!
Zero Waste Pasadena 2040!
"Below is our diversion data over the last 6 years with over 57,000 lbs of organics composted and NOT landfilled.
Historial Diversion Data (show actual table, not as a link)
What is this program really about? Find out by watching this slideshow (anyway to show the first slide as a visual?)