Environmental Sustainability

Ten students recognized as sustainability scholars

Ten RE students personally visited Coconut Grove businesses and helped persuade them to adopt more sustainable practices as part of a local, student effort this past fall to dramatically reduce single-use plastics in the Grove. All earned Blue Grove Sustainability Consulting Scholar Certificates for their boots-on-the-ground work with the Miami-based Debris Free Oceans.
The students participated in mandatory training sessions before accompanying Debris Free Oceans partners as they canvassed Grove businesses. Their efforts, combined with similar work by students from Immaculata-La Salle High, led Harry's Pizzeria, Buro, Sapore di Mare and Lokal to commit to more sustainable practices; Harry's for example, switched from plastic carryout containers to biodegradable versions and also committed to biodegradable hay straws.

The RE students who earned the Blue Grove Sustainability Consulting Scholar Certificates: Mia Gould ‘23, Anya Bhandari ‘25, Gabriela Martinez ‘24, Rebecca Ferrer ‘24, Luciana Pardo Munoz Ledo ‘25, Sofia Piniella ‘23, Kayra Serpenguzel ‘25, Nina Tekriwal ‘25, Patrick Keedy-Brown ‘26 and Maggie Seabrook ‘24.

The students were mentored through the program by RE's Director of Environmental Sustainability Kelly Jackson.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.