- A world that continually maintains and improves the human condition, without negatively impacting future generations.
- A world populated by people who recognize that there are natural limits to resources, and who are mindful of the interconnectedness of things.
- A world that carefully attends to its environmental, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual resources, and that continuously advances learning and ideas.
The 3,7000 student K-12 school is openly centered on the belief that each child can make a difference in the world. And even though this "difference" made by each child is not limited to learning to live sustainably, a solid green-based philosophy makes sense.In 2006 the Panahou School was rated as the #1 Green School in the United States by National Geographic. This success seems to have only fueled the school's desire to continue with their sustainability plan that extends to 2016. The long term plan includes improvement in student's meals; students are offered locally grown, organic Food, and reduction in paper use to move to more digitized school work.
This school certainly has the financial means to make all these plans a reality. They are a large school, and a model of what many other schools could be doing to improve the environment their students move in.