February Green Eggs: Phillips Exeter Academy’s Sustainable Initiatives
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Member $10, Non-member $15
Phillips Exeter Academy (PEA) renovated a historic 1930 science classroom building into a new student center. The new building incorporates the principals of sustainable design and serves as a teaching tool to influence the attitudes and behavior of those who use it. The Phelps Academy Center, dedicated as a LEED Silver building in 2007, provides a home for student activities and clubs at the heart of the Exeter campus. The Student Center acts as a campus hub, and is highly regarded by students, faculty, and staff.
Meet Jill Robinson, Environmental Stewardship Manager for Phillips Exeter Academy as well as 2012 NHGBC Board Member, and Betsy Stevens, Sustainability Education Coordinator as they present on Phillip Exeter Academy’s green building and sustainability initiatives. A tour of The Phelps Academy Center will be conducted immediately following the presentation as well as a tour of LEED Gold certified faculty residences.
Jill Robinson is the Environmental Stewardship Manager at Phillips Exeter Academy as well as a recent elected board member to the NH Green Building Council. Her role on campus is to implement programs that incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into campus operations. Prior to her work at PEA Jill worked as a planner for the Rockingham Planning Commission, as an attorney for the U.S. Army Reserve and for a private firm in northeastern Ohio. She is a graduate of American University, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and The Graduate School of the Ohio State University.
Betsy Stevens has been a member of the PEA science department since 2000, teaching Biology, Human Physiology, and Environmental Studies. In 2011 Betsy took on the position of Sustainability Education Coordinator in addition to teaching. She graduated with a BA in Biology and Environmental Science from Bowdoin College and has MAT in Biology from Brown University. Before Exeter she taught in a public middle school in California, The Winsor School in Boston, and at The Northfield Mount Hermon School.
About Green Eggs and To Register: Green Eggs is the Chapter’s monthly breakfast forum featuring a speaker and topic relevant to green buildings. Networking and breakfast, featuring a full breakfast – local and creative, will take place from 7:30 – 8:00 followed by a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute question, answer & discussion period. Attendance is limited and pre-registration with payment is recommended. Attendance is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.