As we face increasing environmental concerns on both the local and global levels, it is important to effectively educate our children on these issues to best prepare them for the challenges of their future. At Burke's, we are committed to environmental education, sustainability and stewardship as an integral part of a 21st-century education. With a campus that sits on 3.5 acres of open space adjacent to National Parks Conservancy land, our physical setting provides an unmatched opportunity for outdoor learning and deeper connections with nature. Classrooms imbued with natural light and sustainable practices integrated into the daily routines of the school reflect our ongoing commitment to a greener Burke's. In 2008, the school developed and adopted a formal Policy Statement on Environmental Sustainability, which continues to guide our efforts. Together with the administration, faculty and staff, students, families, Parents' Association and Board of Trustees, we are all working to further our sustainability goals.