On Friday, January 18, the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh hosted the monthly workshop of the Green Schools Academy (GSA). GSA is a program of Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance and includes representatives from 8 area schools and school districts. The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh has been a member of the GSA since its inception in the fall of 2012. Generally, each member school hosts the monthly workshops where a nationally or internationally known speaker leads discussions and exercises relating to environmental sustainability.
This workshop’s guest was author and educator David Sobel, one of the primary originators of the philosophy of place-based education. By helping to establish the reciprocal relationships between our environments, our schools and our communities, David advocates an educational approach that enhances student achievement, revitalizes schools and communities, and promotes human and ecological health. The workshop was inspirational for all involved.
You can read more about David Sobel’s philosophy in an article he wrote posted at Orion Magazine.