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Earth Day 2018: REDUCE!

Proctor Earth Day is about fostering deeper awareness of environmental issues while celebrating all that we have accomplished in recent years. Students will recognize and appreciate scope of environmental issues and demonstrate awareness and understanding of positive, creative and innovative efforts made to solve global issues. Earth Day's educational goals are to provide avariety of experiential learning activities that will increase appreciation, elevate awareness, and/or deepen understanding of social, economic and ecological aspects of environmental issues and systems, so that community members can make informed decisions.

Earth Day 2018 - Schedule of Events

April 18 - Evening Keynote Speaker - Jonathan Bloom - 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Students and faculty will gather in the Wilkins Meeting House to hear guest speaker Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland. Learn more about Bloom's book and message HERE.

April 19 - Workshop 

Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 AM 
Session 1 - 9:00 - 10:30 AM (1.5 hrs)

Session 2 - 10:35 - 12:05 (1.5 hrs)

LUNCH - 12:05 - 1:15 PM

Session 3 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM (1.5 hrs) 

Afternoon Activities and Sports - 3:30 - 5:30
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” ― Baba Dioum

2018 Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom is a journalist, consultant and thought leader on the topic of food waste. Jonathan wrote the book American Wasteland and created the web site Wasted Food. He has spoken on food waste from North Carolina to New Zealand and has consulted with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Harvard Law School, Natural Resources Defense Council and General Mills. Jonathan is an Advisory Board member for Food Tank, ReFED and Imperfect Produce. In 2014, he was an Expert-in-Residence at Bucknell University and reprised that role at Concordia College in 2017. A Boston native, Jonathan now lives Durham, NC, with his wife, two sons and many, many containers for leftovers. 
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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