2020

News List

  • April

    Ian Dombroski ’09

    Ian Dombroski ’09: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

    Jared Scott Tesler
    An in-class screening of An Inconvenient Truth during his junior year turned Ian Dombroski ’09’s early fascination with the natural world into a lifelong passion for sustainability and environmental protection. In his senior year, his Senior Service Project work with an environmental organization further cemented Ian’s dedication to protecting our environment. Now, as a Life Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Ian is working to clean up the nation’s waterways. Learn more about Shipley Changemaker Ian Dombroski ’09.
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  • Mary Ann Boyer ’80 and Anne Rouse Sudduth ’89

    Mary Ann Boyer ’80 and Anne Rouse Sudduth ’89: Sowing Seeds of Sustainability

    Jared Scott Tesler
    Shipley alumnae and Changemakers Mary Ann Boyer ’80 and Anne Rouse Sudduth ’89 are co-founders and principals of Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants. Since 2015, they have assisted a wide range of private, parochial, and public schools throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Massachusetts in defining and achieving their sustainability goals—including Shipley, whose Avery Silverman Dining Room was recognized as a 3-star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association earlier this year. Learn more about how Mary Ann and Anne are imagining and implementing a more sustainable future in this Shipley Changemakers profile.
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  • How to Stay Sustainable While at Home

    Dixie Lissack ’21
    With the new shift to Shipley’s online learning, our daily lives are drastically changing and we are spending lots of time at home. With Earth Day around the corner, it is important to think about ways we can incorporate sustainability into our home lives. Here are a few ways we can celebrate Earth Day at home!
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  • March

    Watt Renewable Energy Is All About

    Sarah McDonald ’22
    Where does your electricity come from? 

    You’re probably unsure, because although electricity is a large contributor to climate change, it’s rarely talked about. The media chooses to focus on other aspects of global warming such as wildfires and icebergs melting. Although all of these problems are extremely important, a large factor of climate change, which is electricity, is ignored by news outlets and completely unknown by many.
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  • February

    Bio-Ethics Course Explores Environmental Issues

    Dixie Lissack ’21
    With so many elective offerings in the Upper School course catalogue, many students have difficulty choosing which courses to build into their schedule. However, a very popular elective this year is the Environmental Science and Bioethics course taught by Ms. Jessie Willing.
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  • Middle School Sustainability

    Emily Scolnick ’22
    Over the past few years, Shipley has taken many steps to become more sustainable. The steps taken have made a big difference throughout the different divisions and departments at school.

     In Upper School, there have been many discussions about waste and what is proper to throw away to landfills and what can be composted or recycled instead. In addition, SAGE Dining at Shipley was made a “3 Star Certified Green Restaurant” for its sustainable efforts.
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.